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Film Movement (Firm)

Overview
Works: 551 works in 1,894 publications in 9 languages and 102,380 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  History  Film adaptations  Animated films  War films  Coming-of-age films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Road films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Distributor, pre, prn, Producer, Director, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Film Movement (Firm)
Arranged( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 936 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
Viva Cuba by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 809 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
al-Riḥlah al-kubrá = Le gran voyage by Ismaël Ferroukhi( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Reda, 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."
Le fils de l'épicier = The grocer's son by Eric Guirado( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and English and held by 758 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."--Container
Giorni e nuvole by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 749 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
El viaje de Carol( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York travels with her mother to Spain
XXY by Lucía Puenzo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Aufreisser = The pick-up artist: "Olli only wants to have noncommittal sex, but that becomes difficult when he meets the 6-year-old daughter of his one-night-stand."--
Storm by Giacomo Campeotto( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 699 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
El violín = The violin by Francisco Vargas Quevedo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 697 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
Madeinusa( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 682 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
The wind journeys = Los viajes del viento by Ciro Guerra( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ignacio Carrillo, un juglar que durante años recorrió pueblos y regiones llevando cantos con su acordeón, toma la decisión de hacer un último viaje, a través de toda la región norte de Colombia, para devolverle el instrumento a su anciano maestro, y así nunca más volver a tocar. En el camino, encuentran a Fermín, un joven cuya ilusión en la vida es seguir sus pasos y ser como él. Cansado de la soledad, Ignacio acepta ser acompañado, y juntos emprenden el recorrido desde Majagual, Sucre, hasta Taroa, más allá del Desierto de la Guajira, encontrándose con la enorme diversidad de la cultura caribe y viviendo todo tipo de aventuras y encuentros. Ignacio tratará de enseñar a Fermín un camino diferente al suyo, que tanta soledad y tristeza le trajo, pero para ello tendrá que enfrentarse con el llamado de su propio destino, que tiene preparadas distintas suertes para él y su alumno."--
Gigante by Adrian Biniez( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 632 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 immediatly attracted to her
Alamar = To the sea by Pedro González-Rubio( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jorge has only a few weeks before his five-year-old son Natan 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."--
Something like happiness by Bohdan Sláma( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in Czech and English and held by 620 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
DeUsynlige = Troubled water by Erik Poppe( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in Norwegian and English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dark Norwegian thriller, Jan, recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child, has always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him. A gifted organist, he takes a job at an Oslo church under his middle name, Thomas.. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him the respect of his superiors, as well as the love of the pastor, Anna. Thomas even overcomes his initial panic to return the affection of Anna's young son, Jens. But his past catches up with him when Agnes, a local teacher, comes to the church on a school visit and recognizes the organist as Jan, the young man who was convicted for the murder of her son.. Winner of Best Editing and Best Score and nominated for Best Actress (Trine Dyrholm), Best Direction, and Best Cinematography at the Amanda Awards. Winner of Best Film at the Ghent International Film Festival.. Official Selection at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. *"(A) powerful gem. It's absolutely the best movie I have seen in years!"--Michael Moore." ... Well structured ... (the acting) is is uniformly excellent." - Ronnie Scheib, Variety. "This meditative work is a clear triumph for humanist cinema; a true genre film that meets and exceeds the highest of expectations and is virtually guaranteed to move its audience like no other." - Escape from Hollywood
Welcome by Philippe Lioret( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in French and English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilal, a 17 year-old Kurdish refugee, has struggled his way through Europe for 3 months, trying to reunite with his girlfriend, who recently emigrated to England. But his journey comes to a halt when he's stopped by authorities on the French side of the Channel. Left with no alternatives, he decides to swim across, and goes to the local swimming pool to train. There he meets Simon, a swimming instructor in turmoil over his imminent divorce. Simon agrees to help Bilal, hoping to win back the love of his wife, who does volunteer work helping immigrants. But what begins as a relationship based on self-interest, develops into something much bigger than Simon could ever have imagined, as he too will have risk everything to reach happiness
Hawaii, Oslo by Erik Poppe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in Norwegian and English and held by 603 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
Munyurangabo by Lee Isaac Chung( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 602 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
Lake Tahoe by Fernando Eimbcke( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After crashing the family car, teen-age Juan walks the streets all day searching for someone to help fix it. He meets an elderly mechanic whose only companion is a boxer dog, a young mother who wants to sing in a punk band, and a teenage mechanic who loves martial arts and Kung Fu philosophy. As the day drags on, it is revealed that the sadness and silence in Juan's family is due to the death of his father
Äideistä parhain by Klaus Härö( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Finnish and held by 595 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
 
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FilmMovement (Firm)

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