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TCM Imports - 2016

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late Sun., 1-3-16

 

2:00 AM (ET)
B/W
90 min
TV-PG
drama
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)           PREMIERE

During a brief affair, a French actress and a Japanese architect think back on their devastating experiences during World War II.

DirAlain Resnais CastEiji Okada , Emmanuelle Riva , Bernard Fresson .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Alain Resnais. Emmanuele Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson. "Resnais' first feature is a thoughtful, complex study of a French film actress (Riva) and Japanese architect (Okada), each with a troubled past, who have a brief affair in postwar Hiroshima. Scripted by Marguerite Duras.''

 

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/78083/Hiroshima-Mon-Amour/articles.html

 

followed by....

4:15 AM (ET)
B/W
80 min
TV-14
drama

Two storylines concern the simultaneous efforts of a husband and wife to mend their broken marriage interwoven with the life of a fishing village.

DirAgnes Varda CastPhilippe Noiret , Sylvia Montfort ,

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late Sun., 1-10

 

2:00 AM (ET)
Color
118 min
TV-G
comedy
Equinox Flower (1958)             PREMIERE

A businessman who excels at giving others family advice, can't cope with his daughter's wedding plans.

DirYasujiro Ozu CastShin Saburi , Kinuyo Tanaka , Ineko Arima .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Yasujiro Ozu. Shin Saburi, Fujiko Yamamoto, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima, Chishu Ryu.

"One of Ozu's final films, and his first in color, is a moving story of a young woman who clashes with her father when she rejects an arranged marriage and chooses a man of her own to wed. Another gentle and quietly observant study of parents and children from Ozu, this time imbued with a sense of melancholy over traditional ways being supplanted by impersonal modern society. Original title: HIGANBANA."

 

See Article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/509000/Equinox-Flower/articles.html

 

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-followed by....

4:00 AM
Color
103 min
TV-PG
drama

A brewery manager tries to manage his daughter's affairs in the wake of his wife's death.

DirYasujiro Ozu CastGanjiro Nakamura , Setsuko Hara , Yoko Tsukasa .
 
 
 
 

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late Sun., 1-24

 

2:30 AM (ET)
B/W
97 min
TV-PG
drama

A businessman's mother takes desperate measures to end his affair with an employee's daughter.

DirRaffaello Matarazzo CastYvonne Sanson , Amedeo Nazzari , Françoise Rosay .

 

See article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/556526/Nobody-s-Children/articles.html

 

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4:30 AM (ET)
B/W
100 min
TV-G
drama

After losing his family, a businessman finds a woman who resembles his first love.

DirRaffaello Matarazzo CastAmedeo Nazzari , Yvonne Sanson , Enrica Dyrell .

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late Sun., 1-31               (not a premiere, but highly recommended)

 

2:00 AM (ET)
B/W
111 min
TV-PG
crime

Drama ensues when a married music teacher hires a young maid to take care of the house.

DirKim Ki-Young CastLee Eun-Sim , Ju Jeung-Ryu , Kim Jin-Kyu .

 

"....harrowing, incredibly lurid depiction of a household torn apart when a couple (a music teacher and seamstress) bring in a new housemaid whose pathology has deadly, permanent consequences beyond anything they could have imagined."

Article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/780004/Housemaid-The/articles.html

 

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Did anyone notice that the recent showing on TCM IMPORTS of 1960's THE HOUSEMAID was presented in the wrong (i.e. stretched) aspect ratio?  This is a mistake TCM rarely makes--remember all those "PSA's (of sorts)" the channel used to run to educate viewers to the value of letter boxing and the correct aspect ratio?  Well, TCM Imports messed up big time on the recent presentation.  I can't speak for TCM standard definition but TCM HD (here in Tucson, AZ, via Comcast) was stretched (both the movie and Ben's introduction).   According to DVD Beaver, the restored version from Korea is 1.55:1. The Criterion Collection edition is described as 1.60:1.  The version shown on TCM Imports recently was neither.  I hope this was simply a technical error and not the start of a trend.

 

David

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Around these parts, we are always bombarded in October with "Hispanic Heritage Month", a term I loathe. However, I think it would be interesting if TCM could schedule films from Spanish-Speaking countries during the month. This can be done in tandem with the Halloween stuff, as two themes can be, and have been, done in a given month. Thoughts?

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I would like to see more Mexican films, and others from around Latin America. Spain has many fine films, but they get shown more often, for some reason. A series on Luis Bunuel's Mexican films would be great, or any of the fun Mexican horror films of the 50's and 60's. 

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I would like to see more Mexican films, and others from around Latin America. Spain has many fine films, but they get shown more often, for some reason. A series on Luis Bunuel's Mexican films would be great, or any of the fun Mexican horror films of the 50's and 60's.

 

Thanks Lawrence. Great suggestions here. Hopefully, some iteration of this can come to pass, maybe for next October.

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