Bizarre! I saw on the video that it's won at least two awards in the UK, plus Andrew Scott is really hot right now. The video also says "in select cinemas & on demand from 19 April". That was back in March of last year. The trailer has 362,734 views to date, so people aren't unaware the movie exists. You were lucky to come across it!
pee ess ~ just checked & it is available as a p*rate m*vie.
We just watched The Insult, filmed in Lebanese with subtitles. Extremely well-acted, and a gripping tale of a dispute between a Lebanese man and a Palestinian man, both too proud and angry to apologize. Events escalate and there’s a trial and an appeal in which I found the lawyers’ arguments enlightening as to the friction between the Lebanese and the Palestinians who uneasily share the country. www.imdb.com/video/vi2847848473
Post by cheerypeabrain on Mar 15, 2020 17:55:07 GMT
Last night I watched Captain Fantastic on Netflix and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jeff wandered into the room when it had been on for half and joined me. The last few weeks I've been working my way through the Studio Ghibli cartoons and Jeff isnt a huge fan...but I had a rest from cartoons...he liked my choice yesterday.
not sure if this movie had been posted about in the movie thread when it was new, i watched it on tv the other day:
"The Day I was not Born" (in German: "Das Lied in mir", which means "The song inside me", because it starts with a young woman at the Buenos Aires airport hearing a song and knowing the lyrics, even though she doesn't speak Spanish and doesn't remember ever hearing the song before) - it was a relatively quiet movie, which I liked ...
also, discovered this youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/THECINEPUB/featured, featuring a lot of Romanian movies ... watched a few so far (some i had seen before, when i studied romanian, some i didn't ...
among the movies i watched was "Moartea Domnului Lazarescu" (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu), a movie described as a black comedy, but really it isn't very funny. It looks almost like one of these documentaries without commentary, and takes place on a single night: Mr. Lazarescu is in pain since the morning, and after a few futile attempts, an ambulance comes and the health worker takes him from hospital to hospital, where they do the same procedures but always point out he is drunk, and that they don't have space for him due to a big accident that just happened, while Mr. Lazarescu's state rapidly deteriorates ...
Post by cheerypeabrain on Mar 21, 2020 21:39:09 GMT
I am hoping that we will be offered similar. Many of the 'live' shows like Graham Norton and soaps/dramas have cancelled filming for now. The terrestrial channels may just show repeats but I'm hoping for some good films. Netflix are reducing their bandwidth in europe or something...
Television viewing increased 37% in France during the first week of confinement. Normally, the television channels would be overjoyed, but advertising revenue has plummeted during the same period. Commercials for many things (automobiles for example -- a top advertiser) are totally meaningless when people cannot go out, just like all of the products that are sold in stores that are closed.
We are getting desperate for movies, with the library closed, so watched Saturday Night Cinema on PBS (no commercials, with cuss words bleeped out). This week it was Legally Blonde with a young Reese Witherspoon. Light entertainment to make us forget the woes of the world for a couple hours....
Since the bottom dropped out of the DVD market in France, I continue to buy some
This right after you got on your high horse about the benighted and deprived of us who watch movies on the small screen because we don't live in one of the movie capitals of the world?
In my continuing quest for lunchtime viewing -- anything @20 minutes long -- I discovered Heading Out which, joy of joys, has both Sue Perkins and Nicola Walker in it. It's completely silly and enjoyable.
right now while i write this watching the first harry potter movie. in german, as the tv channel it is on only has it in german. tomorrow i might watch one of those silly reality shows, just to see what that specific one is like.