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Film Movement (Firm)

Works: 742 works in 2,621 publications in 9 languages and 112,251 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Coming-of-age films  History  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  Animated films  Road films  Historical films 
Roles: Distributor, pre, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Film Movement (Firm)
Arranged( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 892 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 769 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 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
The wind journeys = Los viajes del viento by Ciro Guerra( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 765 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. On the way, Ignacio is followed by Fermín, a spirited teenager determined ot become his apprentice. Tired of loneliness, Ignacio accepts the young man as his pupil and together they traverse the vast Colombian terrain, discovering the musical diversity of Caribbean culture. Hrdened by a life of solitude, Ignacio tries to discourage Fermín from following in his fotsteaps, but destiny has different plans for them."--
al-Riḥlah al-kubrá = Le gran voyage by Ismaël Ferroukhi( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 760 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"--Original container
Le fils de l'épicier = The grocer's son by Eric Guirado( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in French and English and held by 734 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
XXY by Lucía Puenzo( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 720 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."--
El viaje de Carol by Imanol Uribe( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 716 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 )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 681 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
Frontline by Giacomo Campeotto( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 658 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
Ilo Ilo = Ilo ilo by Anthony Chen( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Chinese and English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again
Munyurangabo by Lee Isaac Chung( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2021 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 652 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
Madeinusa by Claudia Llosa( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 626 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
Giorni e nuvole by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 611 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
Gigante by Adrian Biniez( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jara is a shy and lonely 35-year-old security guard at a supermarket on the outskirts of Montevideo. He works the night shift, monitoring the surveillance cameras. One night Jara discovers Julia, a 25-year-old cleaning woman, through one of the cameras and is immediatly attracted to her. Night after night, he watches her on the cameras while she works. Soon, he starts following her after work, but eventually he must decide whether to give up his obession, or confront it
DeUsynlige = Troubled water by Erik Poppe( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 589 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
Alamar = To the sea by Pedro González-Rubio( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 587 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."--
Lake Tahoe by Fernando Eimbcke( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 586 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
Welcome by Philippe Lioret( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in French and English and held by 574 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
Den brysomme mannen = The bothersome man by Jens Lien( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Norwegian and held by 573 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?
Los colores de la montaña by Carlos César Arbeláez( Visual )

8 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Manuel lives with his hard-working farmer parents in the remote, mountainous region of the Colombian countryside. While the adults in their lives try to avoid both the armed military and the guerrilla rebels fighting each other in the area, Manuel and his friend Julián are obsessed with playing soccer any chance they get. Shortly after his birthday, the new ball Manuel received as a gift gets kicked off to a minefield, and he and his friends will do everything in their power to recover their prized belonging
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Alternative Names
Film Movement (Firm)

FilmMovement (Firm)

FilmMovement (Firme)