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Film Movement (Firm)

Overview
Works: 342 works in 1,066 publications in 13 languages and 91,905 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Short films  Film adaptations  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Coming-of-age films  Animated films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: fds, Distributor, pre, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Film Movement (Firm)
Arranged( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged: Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. A young Orthodox woman, Rochel Meshenberg, is about to begin her first year as a special education teacher at the local public school. She is also about to begin the process of finding a husband via the time-tested method of using a "shadchen," or matchmaker. As the school year gets underway, Rochel meets Nasira Khaldi, a Muslim woman of Syrian descent. Nasira is also a first-year teacher. The two young women - Rochel in long skirt and conservative blouse, Nasira in headscarf - stand out in this public school context. The principal is forever reminding them that although they are some of her smartest, most gifted teachers, they are also stunted by their outmoded customs, religions, and by their patriarchal worldviews. As the school year progresses, Rochel and Nasira realize they share much in common, not least of which is that they are both going through what the outside world calls "arranged marriages." They develop a friendship that transcends their insular Brooklyn communities and the religions that seem so at odds and, as their friendship deepens, they are exposed to each other's worlds. Das Floß (The raft): An animated film about two starving and exhausted castaways who are lost at sea. When a seagull drops a fish onto their raft, their friendship is put to the ultimate test. Produced by the Filmakademie Baden-W?rttemberg in 2004
Le fils de l'épicier = The grocer's son by Eric Guirado( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is summer, and thirty-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed, driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants. Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers"--Publisher
Viva Cuba by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malú is from an upper-class family, and her mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background is coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother, a poor Socialist proud of her family's social standing, places similar restrictions on her son. What neither woman recognizes is the immense strength of the bond between Malú and Jorgito. When the children learn that Malú's mother is planning to leave Cuba, they decide to travel to the other side of the island to find Malú's father and persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it
El viaje de Carol by Imanol Uribe( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York travels with her mother to Spain
Dhīb = Theeb = Wolf by Naji Abu Nowar( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in Arabic and English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers₂ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey
al-Riḥlah al-kubrá = Le gran voyage by Ismaël Ferroukhi( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Réda, a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself obligated to drive his father to Mecca. The wide cultural and generational gap between the two is worsened by their lack of communication. Réda finds it hard to accommodate his father, who demands respect for himself and his pilgrimage. From France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia, the two embark on a road trip that will change their lives"--Container
Madeinusa by Claudia Llosa( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon to Easter Sunday, the whole village can do whatever it feels like. During the two holy days sin does not exist: God is dead and can't see what is happening. Everything is accepted and allowed, without remorse. Year after year, Madeinusa and her sister Chale, and her father Don Cayo, the Mayor and local big shot, maintain this tradition without questioning it. However, everything changes with the arrival in the village of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, who will unknowingly change the destiny of the girl
Los viajes del viento = The wind journeys by Ciro Guerra( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his wife, a musician takes a trip to return his accordion to its rightful owner
Giorni e nuvole by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well-to-do, sophisticated couple, Elsa and Michele, have a 20 year-old daughter, Alice, and enough money for Elsa to leave her job and fulfill an old dream of studying art history. After she graduates, however, their lives change. Michele confesses he hasn't worked in two months and was fired by the company he founded years ago. Elsa overcomes her initial shock by pouring extra energy into facing the crisis while Michele, exhausted by an unsuccessful job hunt, lets himself go, alternating between vivacity and apathy. The growing distance between them eventually leads to a break-up. Only when they part will they realize that they risk losing their most precious possession: the love that binds them"--Container
Gigante by Adrian Biniez( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy and lonely 35 year old security guard at a supermarket works the night shift monitoring the surveillance cameras. One night he discovers a 25 year old cleaning woman through one of the cameras and is immediately attracted to her
El violín = The violin by Francisco Vargas Quevedo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Plutarco, his son Genaro and his grandson Lucio live a double life: on one hand they are musicians and humble farmers, on the other they support the campesina peasant guerilla movement's armed efforts against the oppressive government. When the military seizes the village, the rebels flee to the sierra hills, forced to leave behind their stock of ammunition. While the guerillas organize a counter-attack, old Plutarco executes his own plan. He plays up his appearance as a harmless violin player, in order to get into the village and recover the ammunition hidden his corn field. His violin-playing charms the army captain, who orders Plutarco to come back daily. Arms and music play a tenuous game of cat-and-mouse which ultimately results in painful betrayal
XXY by Lucía Puenzo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

XXY: "Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a dark secret. Soon after her birth, her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to settle in an isolated wooden house tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit with their 16-year-old son Álvaro. Álvaro's father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for Alex. The inevitable attraction between the teenagers forces both families to face their worst fears. As rumors begin to spread, the town's fascination with Alex becomes dangerous."--Container
Munyurangabo by Lee Isaac Chung( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young men from separate tribes--one, an orphan of the Rwandan genocide looking for revenge, and the other just returning home to his family--travel from Kigali to the countryside
Das Fräulein = Fraulein by Igor Martinović( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ruža left Belgrade more than 25 years ago to seek a new life in Zurich. Now in her fifties, she has completely detached herself from the past. She owns a cafeteria and maintains an orderly, joyless existence. Mila, a waitress there, is a good-humored Croatian woman who also emigrated decades ago, but, unlike Ruža, she dreams of returning to a house on the Croatian coast. Both of them receive a jolt when Ana, a young, itinerant woman who has fled Sarajevo, breezes into the cafeteria looking for work. Ruža hires her but is annoyed by Ana's impulsive and spirited efforts to inject life into the cafeteria. Gradually the acrimony will dissipate, as Ana, who hides a tragic secret under her passionate spirit, begins to thaw Ruža's chill, and their relationship will change both women in ways they never anticipated."
Adams Æbler = Adam's apples by Anders Thomas Jensen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Danish and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan, an unusually optimistic preacher, takes in convicts to help around the remote, rural church to which he ministers. One of his helpers, Adam, is a vicious neo-Nazi serving community service time. Grasping the extent of Ivan's preternatutal determination to look on the bright side of everything, Adam decides to shake Ivan out of his rose-colored world
Äideistä parhain by Klaus Härö( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Finnish and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. 9-year-old Eero increasingly feels abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and not yet attached to his Swedish surrogate mom. When Eero is returned to Finland, his confusion intensifies
Storm by Hans-Christian Schmid( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toyland: Germany 1942: In order to protect her son, Marianne Meissner tries to make him believe that the Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to "Toyland." One morning, Marianne finds that her son has disappeared, along with the neighbors. "Toyland" is a film about guilt, responsibility, and lies big and small
Raja by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raja is a nineteen-year-old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama about a wealthy middle-aged Frenchman's complex relationship with a local youth. Fred's attempts to seduce Raja, and their mutual attempt at manipulation, are fractured by their gross disparity of income, age and cultural sophistication"--Container
Welcome by Philippe Lioret( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in French and English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has struggled his way through Europe for the last three months, trying to reunite with his girlfriend. But his journey comes to an abrupt halt when he is stopped by authorities in Calais, on the French side of the Channel. Left with no other alternatives, he decides to swim across. Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train, where he meets Simon. But what begins as a relationship based on self-interest develops into something bigger
Den brysomme mannen = The bothersome man by Jens Lien( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Norwegian and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job and an apartment, but before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. The people around him seem cut off from any real emotion and communicate only in superficialities. He makes an attempt to escape from the city, but he discovers there is no way out. Andreas meets a man who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack, but from where?
 
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FilmMovement (Firm)

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