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Hi all !!
Welcome to the Cinema-Club blog. We have decided to open this as our own web space and to invite all of you to participate actively in the organisation of the Welcoming Cinema Club.
You can enter and add all your opinions about the viewed movies and also make suggestions for the forthcoming. We hope that you will take the best out of it !!
See you at the screenings!

Monday, 25 October 2010

28th of October "This film is not yet rated" (UK, 2006)

This Film is Not Yet Rated is a 2006 independent documentary film about the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system and its effect on American culture, directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Eddie Schmidt. It premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was released limited on September 1, 2006. The Independent Film Channel, the film's producer, aired the film later that year. The independent documentary film on TV was rated TV-14 in the United States.

The MPAA gave the original cut of the film an NC-17 rating for "some graphic sexual content" – scenes that illustrated the content a film could include to garner an NC-17 rating. Kirby Dick appealed, and descriptions of the ratings deliberations and appeal were included in the documentary. The new version of the film is not rated.
The film discusses disparities the filmmaker sees in ratings and feedback: between Hollywood and independent films, between homosexual and heterosexual sexual situations, between male and female sexual depictions, and between violence and sexual content. For more click here.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

20th of October "Sweet Sixteen" (UK, 2002)

"Sweet Sixteen" directed by Ken Louch in 2002.

In a few weeks, Liam is going to be sixteen. He and his friends do not attend school anymore. Instead, they prefer to sell cigarettes and defy the police all day long. They are completely left behind in a society which does little to alleviate the bad situation in which they live. Liam's mother is currently in prison, for a crime she did not commit. She will be released in a few weeks, in time for her son's sixteenth birthday. Liam loves his mother very much and his only goal is to save her from her brutal boyfriend, Stan, who deals drugs with Liam’s grandfather. For more click here.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

14th of October "La Yuma (2009, Nicaragua)

"La Yuma (Nicaragua)

Directed by Florence Jaugey, this film is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and
rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a

Yuma wants to be a boxer. In her poor neighborhood, gangs fight for control of the
street. In her home, lovelessness is the name of the game. She dreams of the ring,
energy and agile feet and hands. They are also her only options.

A street, a theft, a chance encounter: Yuma meets Ernesto, a journalism student from
the other side of the city. Despite their differences, they fall in love, attracted to each
other by their shared desire to find their own space in the world.

Yuma's story is a slice of life deeply rooted in Nicaragua, today. A daily Nicaragua
and unknown, which contrasts with the image of the country that is channeled abroad,
essentially related to natural disasters, revolutions and wars.

The strength, determination and cunning of the main character reflects the attitude of
a population facing adversity and inequality. La Yuma is a movie which mixes the
genres, because life is so made; beating and hunches, laughter and drama. We are in
the action rather than reflection. Imagination grows with the need and every day is a
challenge to those who have nothing upfront.

This film is also a challenge. This is the first feature film produced in Nicaragua for
20 years. It was filmed on the urgency and precariousness and carried out thanks to
the enthusiasm of a team motivated by the idea of creating a precedent in a nascent
film industry, and giving a face to a reality not widely known in Nicaragua and the

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

7th of October "Torremolinos 73" (Spain, 2003)

"Torremolinos 73" is a Spanish movie directed by Pablo Berger in 2003.

Alfredo Lopez is a tired encyclopedia salesman, and Carmen is his faithful wife. The lives of this married couple change forever when the Montoya publishing house, in which Alfredo works, makes a proposal to them to make erotic films that will sold in the Scandinavian countries, under the guise of being a false encyclopedia about reproduction. Unknown to them both, Carmen has become an adult film star in the Northern countries, and a Danish crew flies in to help Alfredo make an Ingmar Bergman inspired feature film called "Torremolinos 73." Instead of a career in show business, Carmen is eager to have a baby, and the tension between the artist and his muse grows'. For more please click here.