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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 !!
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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

27th of October "Little Miss Sunshine" (USA, 2006)

Little Miss Sunshine is the story of Olive, a little girl with a dream: winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so burdened with their own quirks, neuroses, and problems that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father Richard is a flop as a motivational speaker, and is barely on speaking terms with her mother. Olive's uncle Frank, a renowned Proust scholar, has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence, which allows him to escape somewhat from the family whose very presence torments him. And Olive's grandfather is a ne'er-do-well with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in far off California. For more information about this film click here.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Writer: Michael Arndt
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear
The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won two: Best Original Screenplay for Michael Arndt and Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin. It also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature and received numerous other accolades.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

20th of October "Lilya 4 Ever" (Sweden, Denmark, Russia, 2002)

'Lilya 4 Ever' is a story of a 16 year old Lilya who lives in a poor suburb in the former Soveit Union, dreaming of a better life somewhere waiting for her. Abandoned, along and adrift ina brutal and unforgining city. Lilya befriends 11 year old Volodya, himself an outast. HBt their shared hopes and dreams are torn apart by the dawning reality of the world in which they live.

Director: Lukas Moodysson
Writer: Lukas Moodysson
Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy and Pavel Ponomaryov 
Together with the accompanying short film by UNICEF 'More precious than Gold' about people trafficking.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

13th of October "South of the Border" (America, 2009)

South of the Border is a 2009 documentary film directed by Oliver Stone.
There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misrepresentation of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.Oliver Stone interviews eminent intellectual Tariq Ali, and some serving Latin-American presidents attempting to break away from America's dominance. The aim of this documentary is to counter the western media’s portrayal of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez (pictured) and fellow ‘Bolivarians’, such as Bolivia’s Evo Morales and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa, as mad, bad and dangerous. After a survey of some of the wilder TV reports and a recap of Chávez’s rise, Stone hotfoots it around South America, interviewing seven leaders on the fly, with exposed cameras, wires and lights lending a guerilla feel. Critics claim the film is unbalanced, and, yes, Stone’s film is a president’s-eye view of their countries – but when that same view is so routinely distorted or ignored elsewhere, there’s a need for this film, and anyone who doesn’t clock where Stone’s sympathies lie is not concentrating (the triumphant music is a giveaway). Watch, enjoy and start paying attention to the region. This is a spirited and necessary primer, not the last word on its subject.

Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Mark Weisbrot, Tariq Ali
Stars: Tariq Ali, Raúl Castro and Hugo Chávez

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

6th of October "Butterfly's Tongue" (Spain,1999)

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age.

Butterfly's Tongue received some critical acclaim. It was nominated for the 2000 Goya Award for "Best Picture" and it won the Goya Award for "Best Adapted Screenplay." Butterfly also has a 96% rating on

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Director: José Luis Cuerda
Writers: Rafael Azcona and José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez and Uxía Blanco
For more information click here.