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|A Talking Picture
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Brand: Kino Video
In July of 2001, eight-year-old Maria Joana embarks on an ocean cruise from her native Portugal to Bombay, India accompanied by her mother, history professor Rosa Maria (Leonor Silveira.) But as three mysterious and glamorous women, each played by a world-renowned film legend, board first at Marseilles (Catherine Deneuve - Umbrellas Of Cherbourg), Naples (Bernardo Bertolucci muse Stefania Sandrelli) and Athens (Irene Papas - The Trojan Women, Antigone), their picturesque journey begins to grow in tension and complexity. When ship captain John Walesa (John Malkovich - Being John Malkovich) hosts a unique summit between these three international graces, the table is literally set to transform A Talking Picture from a genial melancholic history lesson into an incendiary contemporary news flash.
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Brand: Zeitgeist Films
Fados completes the musical trilogy of award-winning Spanish director Carlos Saura's Flamenco (1995) and Oscar-nominated Tango (1998). Using Lisbon as a backdrop, he explores Portugal's most emblematic musical genre--fado. Tracing its African and Brazilian origins up to the new wave of modern fadistas, he ingeniously deploys mirrors, back projections, lighting effects, and lush colors to frame a collection of performances that survey a rich history of this art form. The result is a ravishing fusion of cinema, song, dance and instrumental numbers. Fados contains homages to such legends as Maria Severa and Amalia Rodrigues, as well as stunning turns by modern stars like Mariza and Camane; but Saura also expands the songs (which traditionally involve just a singer and a guitarist) with dance and encompasses other nationalities (with a special emphasis on performers of color from Portugal's former colonies) and idioms (such as hip hop, flamenco and reggae). Under the musical supervision of Carlos do Carmo, Fados features one of the finest world music soundtracks to date.
- 16:9 anamorphic presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions
- "The Making of Fados": 25 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with director Carlos Saura and featured musicians
- Song and performer guide
- On-set photo gallery
- International trailers
- Director's note from Carlos Saura
|The Secret: El Secreto (Spanish Edition)
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Tienes en tus manos un gran secreto del universo.
Se ha transmitido a traves de los tiempos y ha viajado por los siglos...para encontrarte.
Este es el Secreto de todo: alegria, salud, dinero, relaciones, amor, felicidad...todo lo que siempre has deseado.
En esta asombrosa pelicula encontraras TODO lo que necesitas para entender y vivir The Secret--El Secreto.
Por primera vez en la historia, los prinipales cientificos, autores y filosofos revelaran The Secret, el secreto que ha transformado las vidas de quienes lo vivieron: Platon, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakesspeare, Einstein.
Ahora TU vas a conocer The Secret--El Secreto y te va a cambiar la vida para siempre.
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Brand: TLA Releasing
Gay romantic drama from writer-director C. Jay Cox. Aaron (Steve Sandvoss) is a Mormon missionary who travels door-to-door in Los Angeles to preach the word of his religion. Christian (Wes Ramsey) is a hedonistic, promiscuous party animal. When these two mismatched young men meet each other, sparks begin to fly and they find themselves falling into an unlikely relationship.
|Hour of the Star
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Brand: Kino Video
"Played with extraordinary unselfconsciousness by Marceila Cartaxo," (Janet Maslin, The New York Times), Macabea is the poster girl of social na+¯vet+ª; she works inefficiently and, by common standards, is unattractive and unqualified. Interning as a typist next to the savvy city-girl Gloria (Tamara Taxman), Macabea naively fantasizes about marriage with the uncaring Olimpico (Jose Dumont), a steel worker and fellow immigrant, while struggling to learn the social norms that could secure her dream life. Macabea's fate turn even darker when her co-worker Gloria hires the fortune teller Madame Carlota (Academy Award nominee Fernanda Montenegro). After listening to the Gods, Gloria discover that she must steal a friend's boyfriend and pass her bad karma to another woman.
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One of the most acclaimed films of the year, CENTRAL STATION is a profoundly moving tale of the human spirit, featuring an unforgettable lead performance by Fernanda Montenegro (Best Actress Winner, National Board of Review). Inside Rio de Janeiro's bustling Central Station, two very unlikely soulsare about to become inextricably linked. When a young boy (Vinicius de Oliveira) witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely retired school teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. Although initially distrustful of each other, the two form an uncommon bond as they venture from the bustling city to Brazil's barren and remote northeast region in search of the boy's father. Together, the two embark on a journey of the heart that restores the woman's spirit and teaches the child precious life lessons. A powerful tear-jerker of uncommon grace and heart, CENTRAL STATION is destinedto become a classic.
In the opening scenes of Central Station, colorful crowds of Brazilians stream into and out of a Rio de Janeiro train, pushing through doors and windows. You're immediately pulled into the brutal vitality of a nation in motion, setting the tone for a picturesque road movie that charts Brazil's renaissance in a little boy's search for his father and an old woman's emotional reawakening. When we first meet Dora (Fernanda Montenegro), this frozen-hearted, sour-faced woman is the epitome of immobility: day after day, she sits in the train station selling her letter-writing skills to all comers, but often doesn't bother to mail these precious messages. When a woman who's paid Dora to write a pleading note to her son's long-missing dad gets run over by a bus, the child, Josue (Vinicius de Oliveira), is up for grabs. (The summary execution of a thieving street kid--in longshot--underscores the seriousness of this waif's plight.) After an abortive attempt to sell Josue for a new TV, the aspiring couch potato finds herself reluctantly propelled into an occasionally Fellini-esque odyssey through the hinterlands of Brazil's sertäo, where Dora and her sidekick find unexpected faith and family. Former documentary filmmaker Walter Salles (Foreign Land) mixes magic with realism in his appreciation of striking faces and places, but Central Station is primarily fueled by the tough/tender performances of Montenegro, Brazil's Judy Dench, and de Oliveira, an airport shoeshine boy Salles cast over 1,500 other hopefuls. (Montenegro was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, and Central Station was in the running for Best Foreign Language Film.) No cloyingly cute child-star, de Oliveira plays Josue as a bracingly idiosyncratic brat. And watching Dora's face and soul slowly, unwillingly unclench as she gets back in motion--and emotion--is potent pleasure, even if Salles's trip does dead-end in soap opera as his Brazilian pilgrim's progress winds down. --Kathleen Murphy
- Portuguese with English subtitles
- Interactive Menus
- Audio Commentary by Walter Salles, Arthur Cohn, and Fernanda Montenegro
- Talent and Filmographies
- Widescreen format
|Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
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Directed by Bruno Baretto staring Sonia Braga BRAZIL (in Portugese with Eng ST)T his Brazilian comedy, based on the novel by leading Brazilian author Jorge Amado, follows the strange events that befall Dona Flor after the death of her wild, irresponsible husband. Attempting to marry more wisely the second time around, she weds a stable but boring pharmacist, only to be visited by the sexy ghost of her late husband
|Coffin Joe - Awakening of the Beast
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|City of God
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Brand: Buena Vista Home Video
Celebrated with worldwide acclaim, this powerful true story of crime and redemption has won numerous prestigious awards around the globe! The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's "City of God," are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go, and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a frail and scared young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with a different eye: the eye of an artist. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world ... and ultimately his way out!
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Legendary criminal. Proud homosexual. Cabaret star. Passionate lover. Killer. Devoted father of seven adopted children. Saint…or devil?
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