Frozen River

19 Jan 11 Director: Courtney Hunt USA 2008 97 min Ray (Melissa Leo) will do anything for her children – even bending the law. Underfed, underpaid and virtually unemployed, we join her as her no-good husband disappears to Atlantic City with the final payment for her dream mobile home. Teetering on a financial precipice, Ray,… Continue reading Frozen River

4 luni, 3 săptămâni ş i 2 zile – 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

16 Feb 11 Director: Christian Mungiu Romania 2008 113 min Mungiu’s excruciatingly intense drama is set in Bucharest, in 1987, a time when abortion was outlawed. A young college student, Gabita, finds herself pregnant and in big trouble. Unsure of what to do, she turns to her roommate, Otilia, for help. The women meet Mr… Continue reading 4 luni, 3 săptămâni ş i 2 zile – 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Bir Ticaret Masali – The Market

02 Feb 11 Director: Ben Hopkins Turkey 2008 93 min This spry Turkish comedy centres on a small-time gamblegone bad. The luckless Mihram is a charismatic butroguish black market trader, desperate to set up the cellphone franchise that will make him a legitimate merchant.When an opportunity arises to help a local doctor acquiremuch-needed medicines from… Continue reading Bir Ticaret Masali – The Market

Happy Go Lucky

24 Sep 2008 Director: Mike Leigh UK 2008 Poppy (Sally Hawkins) is a joyful, free-spirited young primary school teacher. Whether preparing lessons for class or out on the busy London streets on her bicycle, Poppy treats life with the same unshakeable enthusiasm. Nothing gets her down, even the theft of her bicycle merely opens up… Continue reading Happy Go Lucky