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Film Movement (Firm)

Overview
Works: 320 works in 967 publications in 12 languages and 88,275 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Short films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Animated films 
Roles: fds, Distributor, pre, prn
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 948 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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is summer, and thirty-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provençe. 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, who initially seem stubborn and gruff, but ultimately prove to be funny and endearing. This surprise French box-office hit is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside
Viva Cuba by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 870 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
al-Riḥlah al-kubrá = Le gran voyage by Ismaël Ferroukhi( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 803 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 Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeinusa is a 14 year old girl 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 (the time of day when Christ died on the cross) 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
Dhīb = Theeb = Wolf by Naji Abu Nowar( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Arabic and held by 758 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
Los viajes del viento = The wind journeys by Ciro Guerra( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 732 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
El viaje de Carol by Imanol Uribe( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York travels with her mother to Spain
El violín = The violin by Francisco Vargas Quevedo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 719 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
Giorni e nuvole by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and held by 710 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 707 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
XXY by Lucía Puenzo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 694 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
Das Fräulein = Fraulein by Igor Martinovic( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 672 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
Munyurangabo by Lee Isaac Chung( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 671 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
Äideistä parhain by Klaus Härö( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Finnish and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When nine-year-old Eero's father is killed at the beginning of World War II his mother, broken by grief, is unable to care for him. She sends Eero out of Finland to live with a family in Sweden, away from the conflict. Feeling abandoned by his biological Finnish mother, he cannot quite attach to his Swedish surrogate mother. When the war ends, and he returns to his mother in Finland, his confusion intensifies
Adams Æbler = Adam's apples by Anders Thomas Jensen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Danish and held by 666 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
Storm by Hans-Christian Schmid( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm: Hannah Maynard, prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, is leading a trial against a former commander of the Yugoslavian National Army who is accused of the deportation and later killing of dozens of Bosnian-Muslim civilians. When a key witness commits suicide, it looks like the case will unravel, but Hannah refuses to give in. Hoping to uncover new findings, she travels to the witness' burial in Sarajevo and meets his sister Mira, who she senses has much more to say than she is willing to admit. Despite threats of violence, Mira reluctantly agrees to testify at The Hague. She and Hannah must both risk life and limb to make it to the court, only to discover that there are traitors among their own ranks
A la mar by Pedro González-Rubio( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-year-old son Natan before he leaves to live with his mother in Rome. Intent on teaching Natan about their Mayan heritage, Jorge takes him to the pristine Chinchorro reef, and eases him into the rhythms of a fisherman's life. As the bond between father and son grows stronger, Natan learns to live in harmony with life above and below the surface of the sea
Raja by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and English and held by 629 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 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, Bilal, has struggled his way through Europe in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend, who has emigrated to England. When he is stopped in France, he decides to swim the English Channel to complete his journey. While training at a local swimming pool he meets Simon, a middle-aged swim instructor, who agrees to help Bilal, in order to regain the affection of his wife
 
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FilmMovement (Firm)

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