From the director of The Puzzle, comes Davide Melini‘s latest tale of innocence, horror, and forgiveness. Melini has obvious passion for film, art, style, and storytelling, and it is clearly proven here in the very entertaining and artistic story of … The Sweet Hand of the White Rose.
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The “Riding of the Valkyries” resounds through the silence of the night, whistled by a massive soldier riding his battle vehicle. It’s dark, two figures – a man and a woman- wait, until the slashes of the machine guns break the stillness…and huge creatures begin their fight across the sky.
There have been many, many films about aliens coming to earth to visit or invade our planet. Since the 1950′s, which was a high point in the “aliens have landed” scenerio to the 1980′s with E.T. and in the 1990′s with Independence Day to the recent take on this; District 9. Even though the full length film has already been released, it was a huge success. However, before that it all started with this little short film directed by Neill Blomkamp.
In a theatre – the Museum of Wonders – freezed inbetween reality and dream, we find ourselves facing a mirror of our lives, through the embodiment of our utmost fears. Witnessing vanity and horror, we laugh, get amazed and disgusted of dwarfs, cripple men, dancers, divas and stars and the other characters pivoted on this place far away from the commonsense discretion. Maybe we wouldn’t laugh out so self-satisfied if we thought just for one second, that those masks, those characters, it’s ourselves in our everyday lives.
Improvvisi attacchi cardiaci stanno eliminando diversi criminali sparsi per il mondo. L’entusiasmo della gente inizia a crescere sino a dar vita ad un vero e proprio personaggio, identificato col nome di Kira (dall’assonanza con la parola “killer”), creduto l’artefice di queste morti. La polizia non riesce a venirne a capo e le indagini vengono affidate al misterioso detective L.
Three bursting out girls: a down-and-out and a bit thick stripper, a drug addicted quick to hit and a sort of special agent get to face notorious Pinkie, a crime king none of them has ever seen. They find themselves in the desert to retrieve a plunder stolen to the boss himself, but the events don’t roll out the expected way, especially after Gage’s murder, who was Pinkie’s puppet and the sole to know the precise hiding place of the booty.
In Must Love Death, shown at the competition within the Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest 2009, we follow the action of poor Norman (the typical romantic nerd) who after being dismissed countless times comes across the girl who’ll turn out to be the love of his life. A threat to their love will come from her ex boyfriend, the typical nice guy acting in shallow tv series and winning women only thanks to his bank account and his fame rather than his appeal.
A youngman travels down a lonely cold highway. Snow & ice slush underneath the tires of his car as he travels alone. The youngman listens to the radio & pops pills to stay awake on his way to an unknown destination. Driving for a long time & very tired, he must stay awake & continue onward. His fuel gauge indicates he is low on fuel & must stop soon before he’s completely outta gas.
It’s an interesting experiment this one brought forth by the Chilean director Patricio Valladares and by the italian scriptwriter Andrea Cavaletto, a movie made up of three segments connected one another by the killer. In a sort of metacinema Toro Loco meets the characters of the three different episodes and roughly kills them, giving birth to surreal dialogues full of social involments.
Norma is one of the prostitutes caged in a sort of sexual fun park. Her life is about to take a sudden turn since a young boy sets up his mind to carry her away from such a sordid place. Nevertheless Norma’s dreams shatter against the pimps’ violence who roughly kill the boy. Driven by desperation she flees away and falls into a weird being who proposes her a deal in order to guarantee her a fearsome revenge.