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Film Movement (Firm)

Overview
Works: 380 works in 1,224 publications in 14 languages and 97,702 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Short films  War films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  Animated films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 953 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
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 919 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 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale akin to "Romeo and Juliet," the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malú is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother is a poor socialist who is proud of her family's social standing, and 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 812 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 )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in Arabic and English and held by 810 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 brothers' 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 )

14 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 784 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
Storm by Hans-Christian Schmid( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 780 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
Los viajes del viento = The wind journeys by Ciro Guerra( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of his life, Ignacio Carrillo travelled the villages of northern Colombia, playing traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving the nomadic life behind. But after the traumatic death of his wife, he vows never to play again, and embarks on one last journey to return the instrument to its rightful owner
Giorni e nuvole by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and held by 730 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 719 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 )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rural Mexico, during the peasant revolts of the 1970s, Plutarco, his son Genaro and grandson Lucio lead double lives. On the one hand, they are simple country musicians, and on the other they actively support the peasant guerrilla movement against the oppressor government. When the army occupies the village, the rebels are forced to flee and leave their ammunition behind. Making the most of the fact that he looks like an inoffensive violinist, Plutarco has a plan: to recover the munitions hidden in his cornfield. His music enraptures the captain, but he still has to get his hands on the ammunition
XXY by Lucía Puenzo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 707 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
Something like happiness by Bohdan Sláma( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in Czech and English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monika, Tonik and Dasha grew up together in the same housing project on the outskirts of a small industrial city. Now the childhood friends are adults, each struggling with feelings of desire and loneliness, longing and failure. Though none would admit it, each craves something the other has and it's these unspoken longings which bind them in difficult, complex, passionate friendships.. Vibrant and deeply affecting, SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS is a funny, tender and very human drama of passions and lives half-understood and veering out of control, shadowed by tragedy, shot through with hope.. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Winner of 8 Czech Lion awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actress (Tatiana Vilhelmova), and Best Actor (Pavel Liska). "A richly observed, nicely nuanced portrait of lives in transition." – Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter. "Beautiful SOMETHING finds joy, and humanity, in a wasteland...It's the comic, touching glimpses into a society run aground that make SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS special and link it with the gentle fables of the Czech New Wave films of the 1960s. The camerawork by Divis Marek caresses the clutter as if it were made of diamonds." - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
Äideistä parhain by Klaus Härö( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Finnish and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle: The biography of a humble man, his lemon tree, chihuahua and crumpets, retold and narrated by an anonymous nephew, who strings together a collection of his uncle's passions, failings, and beliefs
Adams Æbler = Adam's apples by Anders Thomas Jensen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Danish and held by 691 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
Munyurangabo by Lee Isaac Chung( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After stealing a machete from a market in Kigali, Munyurangabo and his friend, Sangwa, leave the city on a journey tied to their pasts. Munyurangabo wants justice for his parents who were killed in the genocide, and Sangwa wants to visit the home he deserted years ago. Though they plan to visit Sangwa's home for just a few hours, the boys stay for several days. From two separate tribes, their friendship is tested when Sangwa's wary parents disapprove of Munyurangabo, warning that "Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to be enemies." An intense & inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, MUNYURANGABO features Poet Laureate Edouard Uwayo delivering a moving poem about his healing country
Hawaii, Oslo by Erik Poppe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in Norwegian and English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the hottest day of the year in Oslo, paths cross for a handful of desperate people.. Frode and Milla have their first child but soon learn that he will not live long without an expensive operation which they cannot afford. Bobbie-Pop is a faded singer who tries to commit suicide. Leon is an institutionalized mental patient who hopes to keep a 10-year- old date on his birthday with his teenage sweetheart. Leon's brother, Trygve, gets a weekend leave from prison to be with Leon on his birthday but plans to use the furlough to escape. Overseeing Leon and protecting him is his guardian angel Vidar -- Leon's best buddy at the institution -- who sees things no one else can see, and who may be able to save everyone, except himself.. Winner of Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Norwegian Amanda Awards. "It deserves all the praise it can get...its performances are uniformly authentic and compelling." – Doug Cummings, FilmJourney.org. "The film is real emotion that comes through the screen into your soul." – C. Dempsey, cinephelia.com
Raja by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and English and held by 663 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
Das Fräulein = Fraulein by Andrea Štaka( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reza left Belgrade more than 30 years ago to seek a new life in Zurich. She owns a cafeteria and maintains an orderly but joyless existence. Mila, a waitress there, is a good-humored Croatian woman who also emigrated decades ago. Unlike Reza, Mila dreams of returning to a house on the Croatian coast. Reza and Mila both receive a jolt when Ana, a young, itinerant woman who has fled Sarajevo, breezes into the cafeteria looking for work. Reza hires her but is annoyed by Ana's impulsive and spirited efforts to inject life into the cafeteria. The acrimony dissipates as Ana begins to thaw Reza's chill
 
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FilmMovement (Firm)

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