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TCM Imports - Oct. 2014

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airs late Sun., 10-5

 

2:00 am ET
158 min
drama
River Called Titas, A (1973)    PREMIERE

Inhabitants of a Bangladeshi fishing village endure life in one of the world's most poverty-stricken areas.

DirRitwik Ghatak

 

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/524051/River-Called-Titas-A/articles.html

"...captures a way of life little known in the West. Set in the Bangladeshi fishing villages along the river Titash, the film focuses on the lives of the area's working poor, showing the joys and misfortunes of their lives while also capturing the gradual effects of progress, particularly as new generations move away in search of better lives."

 

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airs late Sun., 10-12

 

2:00 am ET
C- 73 min
adventure
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)    PREMIERE

A medieval girl struggles to grow up in a world of eccentrics, monsters and temptation.

DirJaromil Jires CastPetr Kopriva , Jaroslava Schallerova , Helena Anyzova .

 

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/559283/Valerie-and-Her-Week-of-Wonders/articles.html

 

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airs late Sun., 10-19

 

2:45 am ET
C- 94 min
drama
El Sur (1983)    PREMIERE

A young girl living in an isolated Spanish town tries to uncover her father's secret.

"Based on the novel by Adelaida García Morales, El Sur is a deceptively lyrical and delicately realized, yet haunting portrait of maturation, estrangement, alienation, and dislocation."

DirVictor Erice CastOmero Antonutti , Lola Cardona , Sonsoles Aranguren .

ARTICLE: http://www.filmref.com/directors/dirpages/erice.html

 
4:30 am ET
C- 99 min
drama

After seeing the classic Frankenstein, two naive young girls go searching for the mad doctor's monster.

DirVictor Erice CastTeresa Gimpera , Ana Torrent , Isabel Telleria .
 

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late Sun., 10-26

 

2:15 am ET

117 min
suspense
Diabolique (1955)

A cruel man's wife and lover plot to kill him.

DirHenri-Georges Clouzot CastPaul Meurisse , Vera Clouzot , Simone Signoret .
LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Michel Serrault.

"Tyrannical school- master (Meurisse) is bumped off by his long-suffering wife (Clouzot) and mistress (Signoret). Classic chiller builds slowly, surely to final quarter hour that will drive you right up the wall. A must.

Older American prints run 107m. Aka LES DIABOLIQUES; remade for U.S. TV as REFLECTIONS OF MURDER (1974) and HOUSE OF SECRETS (1993), and for theaters in 1996. Rereleased theatrically in 1994 with 9m. of footage edited out of original U.S. theatrical version."

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airs late Sun., 10-12

 

2:00 am ET
C- 73 min
adventure
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)    PREMIERE

A medieval girl struggles to grow up in a world of eccentrics, monsters and temptation.

Dir: Jaromil Jires Cast:  Petr Kopriva , Jaroslava Schallerova , Helena Anyzova .

 

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/559283/Valerie-and-Her-Week-of-Wonders/articles.html

 

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This was for me a real treat.  Surrealism is always intriguing, and I enjoyed hearing the Czech, my father's native language.  Thank you to TCM for this premiere.

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Wonderful line up.  TCM Imports just gets better and better.  Tonight, Andrei Rublev, an absolutely wonderful film, and a must for all Tarkovsky fans.

 

But let me reiterate my only gripe: The TCM Imports are presented too late on a Sunday night for most Eastern Standard Time viewers. I think TCM ought to consecrate a separate night to the Imports, leave Sunday to the Silents (another wonderful TCM standard series), and give, say, Monday to the Imports.  Start it off just a bit earlier so EST viewers other than nightowls can get a chance to see all these great movies -- start at 11 pm EST.  That way people on the West Coast could see the movie at 8 and we on the East Coast wouldnt have to drink five espressos to stay up till the wee hours.

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BTW there's some extra foreign films airing late Tues., 10-27  :)

(times ET) 8:00 PM Gigi (1948)  

In this original French version, a young girl who has been trained to be a kept woman, sets out to reform the young man who wants to keep her.

DirJacqueline Audry CastDaniele Delorme , Gaby Morlay , Philippe Noiret .

BW-83 mins,

9:30 PM Cleo From 5 to 7 (1962)  

This film concentrates on two hours in the life of a French singer waiting on the results of a cancer test.

DirAgnès Varda CastAntoine Bourseiller , Alan Scott , Lucienne Marchand .

C-89 mins, Letterbox Format

11:15 PM Salaam Bombay! (1988)  

When his mother abandons him, a Hindu boy falls into a life of street crime.

DirMira Nair CastRaju Barnad , Mohanraj Babu , Dinshaw Daji .

C-114 mins, Letterbox Format

1:15 AM Love and Anarchy (1973)  

A peasant and a madam plot to assassinate Mussolini.

DirLina Wertmuller CastEros Pagni , Elena Fiore , Lina Polito .

C-126 mins, Letterbox Format

3:30 AM Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)  

A lonely widow turns to prostitution to make ends meet.

DirChantal Akerman CastDelphine Seyrig , Yves Bical ,

C-202 mins, Letterbox Format

 

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