Tag Archives: adolescence

A Gentle Breeze in the Village (Tennen kokekkô)

A Gentle Breeze in the Village (Tennen kokekk├┤) (Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita): Director Nobuhiro Yamashita clearly loved school. His last film, Linda Linda Linda, was set in a high school, and this film is his ode to the rural schools, where … Continue reading

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Viva Cuba

Viva Cuba (Director: Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Cuba, 2005): Viva Cuba is a charming fairytale/road movie that submerges its political message in a very personal story of friendship and love. Jorgito and his tomboy friend Malu are on the cusp … Continue reading

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El Bola

El Bola (Pellet) (Director: Achero Mañas, Spain, 2000): Pablo’s nickname is Pellet, hence the title of this film. I didn’t know anything about this film before popping it in the DVD player, so I had no idea what kind of … Continue reading

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Glue

Glue (Director: Alexis Dos Santos, Argentina, 2005): I missed this film at TIFF last year, and was glad to get the chance to see it. Glue is unmistakably a first film, with lots of experimentation, some of which succeeds and … Continue reading

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Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid (Director: Jennifer Venditti, USA, 2007): I’d heard good things about this film when I was at South by Southwest a few weeks ago, but had no idea what it was about. The titular Billy is Billy Price, … Continue reading

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