Παρασκευή, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2010


Είδος: Ταινία
Γλώσσα: English
Υπότιτλοι: -
Χρονολογία: 1976, US
Σκηνοθεσία: Sidney Lumet

Διάρκεια: 121'


Author: dead47548 from United States
I can't put it more perfectly than Turner Classic Movies' Robert Osborne who said "What was originally a satire is a stinging mirror of television news today." I strain to think of a film that is a more brilliant take on society, and all of the flaws it has. It's obedience and entertainment by those who rebel, no matter how insane they are. The exploitation of those in peril for any kind of economic profit. And the fact that everything Beale preaches is completely true and completely bashes the people who are producing him. I was amazed by how much he sells out while continuing to rant about how terrible the people he works for are, and the fact that they just keep him on the air because they want ratings.

It couldn't be more related to today. Turn on the news and you see videos of how horrific the war on terror is and how horrific American society has become, but it stays on the air because people don't want to see the good things in life. They care about the bad and the corrupt. People must have laughed it off back then, but it was such a foreshadow to the near future. The performances are just as brilliant as the social commentary. Each actor becomes so absorbed into their characters that you can't even tell they're acting. It feels like you're watching these people in their daily lives, interacting and becoming more and more corrupt. Finch and Dunaway easily give two of the greatest performances of all time. I just have to say that it's so rare to find a film as incredibly flawless as this.

Σάββατο, 20 Νοεμβρίου 2010

The Cube

Είδος: Ταινία (horror, mystery, thriller, sci-fi)
Γλώσσα: English
Χρονολογία: 1997, Canada
Σκηνοθεσία: Vincenzo Natali
Διάρκεια: 88'

Author: Christopher Byrne from Brisbane, Australia
Cube is a movie that explores human nature and our instinctive urges for survival vs our humanitarianism. Not a new concept, I know, however this movie does it in style, with a plot so simple that it could only be the work of a conceptual genius. I don't intend to give too much away, as the power of the film lies in it's mystery, but I will say that this movie could almost be classified as disturbing, not due to its content, but rather the thoughts that it instills in the audience. I found myself rather shaken as I left the cinema, feeling as though I had been exposed to an ugly, hidden side of humanity and society. Don't get me wrong, this movie is definitely worth seeing, I would even be so bold as to say that it must be seen! I must admit that there are few movies I have seen that have had such a profound affect on me, and I don't think I am alone in my feelings.

Download here the whole trilogy with greek subtitles or watch it here without subtitles

Πέμπτη, 28 Οκτωβρίου 2010


Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: English
Υπότιτλοι: -
Χρονολογία: 2010 ,US
Σκηνοθεσία: Josh Fox
Διάρκεια: 113'

Plot Summary:It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas." Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called "fracking"-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower. Written by Sundance Film Festival

Watch it here: http://www.letmewatchthis.com/external.php?title=GasLand&url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5kaXZ4bW92aWVzaGFyZS5jb20vZmlsZS5waHA/ZmlsbT0zNTE3MDk=&domain=divxmovieshare.com&loggedin=0  

Πέμπτη, 7 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Ilha das Flores (Το νησί των λουλουδιών)

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: Πορτογαλικά
Υπότιτλοι: Ελληνικά
Χρονολογία: 1989, Brasil
Σκηνοθεσία: Jorge Furtado
Διάρκεια: 13'


Χιούμορ, ειρωνεία, δράμα ανακατεμένα στις κατάλληλες δόσεις για μια επιτυχημένη συνταγή. Το "τριπ" έπος μιας ντομάτας δοσμένο με διαφημιστική ταχύτητα αποτελεί ένα αριστούργημα το οποίο βραβεύτηκε με την Αργυρή Άρκτο στο Φεστιβάλ του Βερολίνου το 1990, ενώ το 1995 επιλέχθηκε από Ευρωπαίους κριτικούς ως μια από τις εκατό σημαντικότερες ταινίες μικρού μήκους του εικοστού αιώνα.
Το νησί των λουλουδιών είναι μια ταινία από αυτές που πρέπει να βλέπουν όλο και περισσότεροι άνθρωποι.

Πέμπτη, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Κυνήγι θησαυρού

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: Ελληνικά
Υπότιτλοι: -
Χρονολογία: 2007 , GR
Σκηνοθεσία: Συλλογική προσπάθεια
Διάρκεια: 99'

Μπορείτε να το κατεβάσετε από εδώ: http://www.black-tracker.gr/details.php?id=245

“Θησαυρός” είναι η μνήμη, η συλλογικότητα, το πάθος, η δύναμη και η αξιοπρέπεια των γυναικών και αντρών κάθε ηλικίας, που με τους αγώνες τους εμπλουτίζουν αυτή τη στρογγυλή γη. “Θησαυρός” είναι η αντίσταση σε αυτό το παράλογο σύστημα, που υποβαθμίζει οικτρά τον πλανήτη και τις ζωές όσων τον κατοικούμε. Κομμάτι του “θησαυρού” συνεπώς, οι αγώνες των κατοίκων της Β. Χαλκιδικής. Η “Μεγάλη απεργία” των μεταλλωρύχων το 77 ενάντια στις απάνθρωπες συνθήκες εργασίας. Η δυναμική και νικηφόρα αντίσταση των κατοίκων της Ολυμπιάδας ενάντια στον παραλογισμό της μεταλλουργίας χρυσού και στην καταστροφή του τόπου τους. Η εναντίωση στα τωρινά σχέδια της εταιρία “Ελληνικός Χρυσός” στις Σκουριές.


Πέμπτη, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

The Take (Απαλλοτρίωση)

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: Ισπανικά, Αγγλικά
Υπότιτλοι: Αγγλικά
Χρονολογία: 2004 ,Argentina/Canada
Σκηνοθεσία: Avi Lewis
Διάρκεια: 84'


From the site of the documentary (http://thetake.org/index.cfm?page_name=synopsis)

In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave.
All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. In the wake of Argentina's dramatic economic collapse in 2001, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. The Forja auto plant lies dormant until its former employees take action. They're part of a daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system.
But Freddy, the president of the new worker's co-operative, and Lalo, the political powerhouse from the Movement of Recovered Companies, know that their success is far from secure. Like every workplace occupation, they have to run the gauntlet of courts, cops and politicians who can either give their project legal protection or violently evict them from the factory.
The story of the workers' struggle is set against the dramatic backdrop of a crucial presidential election in Argentina, in which the architect of the economic collapse, Carlos Menem, is the front-runner. His cronies, the former owners, are circling: if he wins, they'll take back the companies that the movement has worked so hard to revive.
Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and a whole system that sees their beloved factories as nothing more than scrap metal for sale.
With The Take, director Avi Lewis, one of Canada's most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century. But what shines through in the film is the simple drama of workers' lives and their struggle: the demand for dignity and the searing injustice of dignity denied.

Πέμπτη, 9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010


Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: Αγγλικά
Υπότιτλοι: Ελληνικά
Χρονολογία: 2009 , USA
Σκηνοθεσία: Chris Smith
Διάρκεια: 80'


Whether Michael Ruppert is a madman or a prophet, I do not know. What I do know is that all of his suppositions are based on the hardest and most chilling of facts. You will recall your teachings on Cassandra and the famous Cassandra Complex, whereby a person who bears valid warnings and terrible foresight is doomed to watch it happen. They are helpless to stop it because no one will listen to them. Meet Cassandra.

Collapse is an amazing documentary that works on several levels. We'll start with the first: Ruppert's analysis of the world around us is stunningly bleak. Our entire civilization is based on oil. This is fact. All transportation requires oil in some form. All manufacturing (and civilization as we know it) is based on energy, which is finite, and requires some oil in some form. Building the resources to harvest ANY energy source requires manufacturing and transportation, which requires oil. Cultivating food requires energy to produce and transportation to get to your grocery store or home. Even if we discover some new energy source - algae, for example, which is not addressed in the film - all the components needed to harvest or utilize that energy are oil-based. Even if we invent cars without tires (which require 8+ barrels of oil to make, PER TIRE), the plastics and metals and components in those vehicles all require oil as either a direct ingredient or as an indirect part of the manufacturing.

Now imagine a world without oil. See where this is going?

This film, and Ruppert, go much further than that. Oil dependency is just the appetizer. Then we get to Peak Oil (or the Hubbert Peak). Then an economy based on floated, imaginary, (fiat) money. And so on. Ruppert builds his case with hysterically grim anecdotes and considerable authenticity. It's difficult to disagree with him precisely because he doesn't allow 'theory' or partisan/ideological opinion to seep into the discussion. The facts are accurate. The conclusions... are up to you.

Let's talk about the film-making itself: Chris Smith's film is shot 'bunker-style' for effect. It works. There are hardly any miscues in the technical aspects, and the editing style is absolutely riveting and never boring. As pure entertainment, if we can call it that, this film will absolutely command your attention for 80 minutes. The film does not subscribe - one way or another - to Ruppert. It just shows him as he is and allows you to draw your own conclusions. Right or wrong, Ruppert's quest to seek this knowledge and tell it to the world has subtly destroyed him. Collapse works on an intensely personal level, too. This film burns itself into the mind. It's point blank brilliant.

Others have noted a major flaw in Ruppert's arguments, including the filmmaker himself: Ruppert does not allow for miracles or human ingenuity in his apocalyptic scenarios. Ruppert has already decided we've passed the point of no return and is now looking to "build the lifeboat on the Titanic". When confronted about this directly, Ruppert's non-answer more or less says that he won't trust his fellow humans to think a way out of this. Ruppert has so expertly identified the problems, but he has no answers. All his "hope" is directed at ways to survive what's to come. Again, right or wrong, this man absolutely believes what he's saying and is absolutely terrified. You should be, too.

What's the way out? Well, I personally choose to believe the first part of Ruppert's argument and disregard the second. We are in trouble. But I choose to have faith in my fellow man, that we can "fix the Titanic" before it's too late. In the meantime, you must see this film. See it, soak it in, let it shake you, and tell your friends. Draw your own conclusions. Ruppert's role is to sound the warning. Perhaps if enough people see this film, someone out there will figure out what to do. 

Author: Savant-2 from United States

Πέμπτη, 12 Αυγούστου 2010

Ο Άνθρωπος που Ενόχλησε το Σύμπαν

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: Ελληνικά
Υπότιτλοι: Ελληνικά
Χρονολογία: 2000, GR
Σκηνοθεσία: Σταύρος Ψυλλάκης
Διάρκεια: 52'

Ψυχιατρείο Χανίων. Μια ομάδα ασθενών μας φιλοξενεί στην «Εκκλησία του Δήμου», το χώρο που καθημερινά συναλλάσσονται και συνομιλούν, εκεί που άλλος ζητάει κατοστάρικο κι άλλος ζητάει λόγο. Το χώρο που καθημερινά διαχειρίζονται την ομορφιά τους και τη σχέση τους καλά. Μια άλλη ομάδα, πρώην χρόνιων, ασθενών, εκτός Ψυχιατρείου πλέον, βιώνει μια επίπονη διαδικασία κοινωνικής επανένταξης και αποτολμά, στο πλαίσιο διεθνών ανταλλαγών, ένα εβδομαδιαίο ταξίδι στη Δανία. Η ταινία, μέσα από τον παράλληλο λογο των δυο ομάδων, προσπαθεί ν' ακούσει το λόγο της τρέλας, κάτω από το χαώδες παραλήρημά της, κρούστα μιας βαθιάς θάλασσας. Προσπαθεί να δει τη δραματική σύγκρουση του ανθρώπου με την τρέλα, στη βαθύτατη απόγνωση και απόλυτη αμφιβολία για κάθε όψη του είναι που εμπεριέχει.
«Αν τη ζωή μας κυκλώνει ο θάνατος, τη διανοητική μας υγεία γυροφέρνει η παραφροσύνη».
Στην τρέλα ο άνθρωπος νοιώθει πώς δεν έχει να επιστρέψει πουθενά. Δεν είναι πια. Ήταν.

Παρασκευή, 30 Ιουλίου 2010

Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go)

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: -
Υπότιτλοι: -
Χρονολογία: 1987 ,Swiss
Σκηνοθεσία: Peter Fischli, David Weiss
Διάρκεια: 43'

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 The Way Things Go (German: Der Lauf der Dinge) is a 1987 art film by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss. It documents a long causal chain assembled of everyday objects, resembling a Rube Goldberg machine.
The machine is in a warehouse, about 100 feet long, and incorporates materials such as tires, trash bags, ladders, soap, oil drums, and gasoline. Fire and pyrotechnics are used as chemical triggers. The film is nearly 29 minutes, 45 seconds long, but some of that is waiting for something to burn, or slowly slide down a ramp.
The film evolved out of work the artists did on their earlier photography series, "Quiet afternoon," (German: Stiller Nachmittag) of 1984-1985. As the delicately unstable assemblages they constructed for the photos were apt to almost immediately collapse, they decided that they wanted to make use of this energy.[1] The film may also have been inspired by the video work of fellow Swiss artist, Roman Signer. The artists undoubtably saw his video work which was exhibited at the Kunsthaus Zürich in 1981.[2] Signer's videos often document objects performing simple actions that are the result of physical phenomena

Τετάρτη, 21 Ιουλίου 2010

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: Αγγλικά
Υπότιτλοι: Spanish
Χρονολογία: 2006 ,US
Σκηνοθεσία: Sophie Fiennes
Διάρκεια: 150'


THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, acclaimed philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Zizek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humour. THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA cuts its cloth from the very world of the movies it discusses; by shooting at original locations and from replica sets it creates the uncanny illusion that Zizek is speaking from 'within' the films themselves. Together the three parts construct a compelling dialectic of ideas. Described by The Times in London as 'the woman helming this Freudian inquest,' director Sophie Fiennes' collaboration with Slavoj Zizek illustrates the immediacy with which film and television can communicate complex ideas. Says Zizek: 'My big obsession is to make things clear. I can really explain a line of thought if I can somehow illustrate it in a scene from a film. THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA is really about what psychoanalysis can tell us about cinema.' Written by P Guide Ltd.

Famous movies are subject to Freudian analysis: Possessed, The Matrix, The Birds, Psycho, Vertigo, Duck Soup, Monkey Business, The Exorcist, The Testament of Dr Mabuse, Alien, Alien Resurrection, The Great Dictator, City Lights, The Tramp, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Dr Strangelove, The Red Shoes, Fight Club, Dead of Night, The Conversation, Blue Velvet, Solaris, Stalker, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Persona, In The Cut, Eyes Wide Shut, The Piano Teacher, Three Colours: Blue, Dogville, Frankenstein, The Ten Commandments, Saboteur, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest, Star Wars, Dune, Kubanskie Kazaki, Ivan The Terrible, Pluto's Judgment Day (Walt Disney), Wild at Heart.

Πέμπτη, 8 Ιουλίου 2010

Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case / Bunt. Delo Litvinenko

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: Ρωσικά
Υπότιτλοι: English
Χρονολογία: 2007 , Russia
Σκηνοθεσία: Andrei Nekrasov
Διάρκεια: 105'


The secret war between Russian dissidents and FSB, the successor agency of the KGB, splashed into the worlds front pages last November when Alexander (Sasha) Litvinenko died in London poisoned by radioactive Polonium-210, which was slipped into his tea during a meeting with two visitors from Moscow. In his new documentary, Litvinenko's friend Andrei Nekrasov tells the story of the former FSB officer - from his initial rebellion against corruption in his agency, through his imprisonment and escape from Russia, to his crusade against his former employers to his eventual assassination. In a series of revealing interviews with the main protagonists of the Litvinenko case, including his friends, his alleged killers, his widow and Sasha himself, the film recreates a world of intrigue, high-stake politics, love, loyalty and betrayal, which is more intricate and breathtaking than any fiction could be. 

A fascinating piece, both in its contents and cinematic form. Editing is particularly strong, given the nature of the access which became impossible the moment the world started to pay attention. Nekrasov had been interested in Litvinenko before the latter's tragic fame but this film was apparently put together only after the poisoning. I've seen some other pics on the subject but none came anywhere near creating this unsettling sensation of being in the middle of it all. That is partly because of the director's on screen interaction with Litvinenko, which allowed me to identify with the narrator and made Litvinenko more credible (half of the Russians think he was a criminal, going by the official propaganda). I lived in Russia and Ukraine but somehow watching "Rebellion..." in Toronto really shocked, frightened and angered me forcing to redefine the term "corrution" in my mind. In some parts of the world corruption evidently means murder. "Rebellion" is structured like a novel, divided in chapters, and it masterfully controls various lines of the complex plot; but ultimately it is not a murder story and those who expect one might be disappointed. I admit I had myself wondered why a "Litvinenko movie" should be called "Rebellion", but having watched it I cannot think of a more appropriate title. 
Author: cinefan73 from Italy  


Τετάρτη, 23 Ιουνίου 2010

Food Matters

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: English
Υπότιτλοι: Ελληνικά
Χρονολογία: 2008 , Australia
Σκηνοθεσία: James Colquhoun & Laurentine ten Bosch
"Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food."
- Hippocrates
That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in this brave new documentary film brought to you by Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. 'Food Matters' is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite the billions of dollars of funding and research into new so-called cures we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies. Patching up an over-toxic and over-indulgent population with a host of toxic therapies and nutrient sparse foods is definitely not helping the situation. In a personal quest of discovery James & Laurentine together with a film crew and the editorial and production expertise of Enzo Tedeschi have set out on an independent mission to uncover the wholesome truth. The filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer. 'Food Matters' seeks to uncover the business of disease and at the same time explore the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation for preventing and often reversing the underlying causative aspects of the illness. With the premise of the film being: access to solid information helps people invariably make better choices for their health. The 'Food Matters' duo have independently funded the film from start to finish in order to remain as unbiased as possible, delivering a clear and concise message to the world. Food Matters.

FOOD MATTERS [Greek subs] from ΕΛΛΗΝ ΑΝΔΡΟΜΕΔΙΟS on Vimeo.

Τετάρτη, 2 Ιουνίου 2010

Waiting List

Είδος: Ταινία
Γλώσσα: Spanish
Χρονολογία: 2000, Cuba
Σκηνοθεσία: Juan Carlos Tabio
Διάρκεια: 102'

A desperate group of people wait at a run-down Cuban transit station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is, it never shows up. While a number of buses pass by the station, and others that are either full or at the end of the line stop by, it soon becomes obvious that the bus everyone was waiting for has left them high and dry. While one of the would-be passengers, Emilio, uses his downtime to win the affections of the beautiful Jacqueline, most of the rest decide that if they're stuck without anywhere to go, they might as well make the station a better place to wait, and they begin forming a plan to turn the decrepit bus terminal into a show-place that people would look forward to visiting.

It is a simple movie, pleasant and well directed. Fresh air: a collective dream where the characters give the best of themselves.You feel criticism and meanwhile deep hope in potentialities of Cuba society.

Τετάρτη, 26 Μαΐου 2010


Είδος: Κωμωδία (Stand up Comedy)
Γλώσσα: Αγγλικά
Υπότιτλοι: Ελληνικά
Χρονολογία: 1993 , UΚ
Σκηνοθεσία: -
Διάρκεια: 74'


Μια από τις καλύτερες παραστάσεις του Αμερικάνου κωμικού η οποία μέσω του γέλιου δίνει πολύ τροφή για σκέψη. 

Τετάρτη, 19 Μαΐου 2010

The Cove

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: English, Japanese
Υπότιτλοι: Ελληνικά
Χρονολογία: 2009 , USA, Japan
Σκηνοθεσία: Louie Psihoyos
Διάρκεια: 82'


Μια παρέα ακτιβιστών με αρχηγό τον μεταμελημένο πρώην εκπαιδευτή και διάσημο από την τηλεοπτική σειρά Flipper (1964, US) Richard O'Barry, προσπαθούν να ενημερώσουν τον κόσμο για την ετήσια σφαγή 23.000 δελφινιών στον κόλπο της Taijii στην Ιαπωνία. Σε αυτό το άψογα γυρισμένο ντοκιμαντέρ, χρησιμοποιώντας ότι πιο προηγμένο τεχνολογικά υπάρχει, την εφευρετικότητα τους, το κουράγιο τους αλλά και την επιμονή και υπομονή τους φέρνουν σε πέρας την αποστολή τους μυστικά και παράνομα, αφού έχουν να υποσκελίσουν απίστευτα εμπόδια: Η άγνοια, οι κυβερνητικοί μηχανισμοί, οι τοπικοί παράγοντες, το κέρδος και τα συμφέροντα όσων επωφελούνται από αυτή τη σφαγή, οι δήθεν οργανισμοί και τα υποχείρια τους είναι μερικά μόνο από αυτά. 
"Ποτέ μην εμπιστεύεσαι κυβερνήσεις ή οργανώσεις για να λύσουν μεγάλα προβλήματα. Όλες οι κοινωνικές αλλαγές προέρχονται από το πάθος που επιδεικνύει το άτομο."

ΥΓ. Προσπάθησα να την ανεβάσω στο YouTube αλλά τα "πνευματικά" δικαιώματα είχαν άλλη άποψη. Γι' αυτό μπορείτε να την παρακολουθήσετε online χωρίς ελληνικούς υπότιτλους εδώ (απλά κλείστε το ενοχλητικό παράθυρο της διαφήμισης και μετά από λίγα δευτερόλεπτα μπορείτε να πατήσετε την έναρξη).
Μπορείτε επίσης να την κατεβάσετε (χρησιμοποιείστε αυτόν εδώ τον torrent για παράδειγμα) και να πάρετε τους ελληνικούς υπότιτλους από εδώ

**UPDATE: Με ελληνικούς υπότιτλους μπορείτε να το παρακολουθήσετε εδώ

Παρασκευή, 14 Μαΐου 2010


Είδος: Taινία μικρού μήκους
Γλώσσα: English
Υπότιτλοι: -
Χρονολογία: 2009, US
Σκηνοθεσία: Kurt Kuenne
Διάρκεια: 16'

"Validation" is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer - Kurt Kuenne. Winner - Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, Winner - Audience Award, Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Best Short Comedy, Breckenridge Festival of Film, Winner - Crystal Heart Award, Best Short Film & Audience Award, Heartland Film Festival, Winner - Christopher & Dana Reeve Audience Award, Williamstown Film Festival, Winner - Best Comedy, Dam Short Film Festival, Winner - Best Short Film, Sedona Int'l Film Festival.

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Movies today seem to have difficulty making something happy. No matter how hard they try, it almost always comes off as being fake. This is where Validation comes in. A short film directed by Kurt Kuenne that oozes joy. And not the fake kind. By the end of this 17 minute film I was beaming. I was so happy that I immediately watched it a second time just to make sure I wasn't imagining it. I wasn't. Then I began showing it to every single person I could, and each one of them was smiling at the end. In fact, I have yet to see one single person who did not care for this movie, or did not feel great at the end of it.

The plot it simple, a man gives out free validation. Yes, the car kind. But he also throws in a bit of the other validation, and brightens the day of everyone he meets. Except as he is going out to get his drivers license renewed, he sees a girl and instantly falls in love. The only problem? She doesn't smile. I won't delve any deeper into the plot, but rest assured, it ends well.

The movie is filmed in black and white for no other reason than that it looks good. And after seeing the whole thing, you really couldn't imagine it in color. The music, to put it simply, is genius. An upbeat Gospel tune rings out throughout almost the entire movie, and every time I hear it I want to dance. The actors of course do a great job, overacted yes, but it's clearly on purpose.

Validation is a movie I believe everyone should see. It's funny, charming, and at the end of it all, a piece of joy. Look it up and watch it. I can guarantee you'll be glad you did. 

Author: Oblivious93 from United States

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