Category Second half of the 20th century (1945-1990)

The Professor

Il Camorrista (1986) Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Actors: Ben Gazzara, Laura del Sol, Leo Gullotta Runtime: 164 min Outstanding movie about the Mafia in southern Italy at the end of the 1970s. In the beginning of the movie, the authors say they hope that viewers will strengthen their belief in the necessity of the state and […]

Stonewall

Stonewall (1995) Director: Nigel Finch Actors: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis Runtime: 99 min In the early morning hours of 28 June 1969 in front of the New York bar Stonewall there was a violent confrontation between police and a large number of gays, lesbians, transvestites… This movie follows a young gay who just […]

Convoy

Convoy (1978) Director: Sam Peckinpah Actors: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine Runtime: 110 min After the incident with the police in Arizona, a group of truck drivers flee across the state border to New Mexico, where they are joined by a large number of colleagues in support and solidarity. Truckers form a protest convoy […]

The Strawberry Statement

The Strawberry Statement (1970) Director: Stuart Hagmann Actors: Bruce Davison, Kim Darby, Bud Cort Runtime: 109 min Students are rebelling against the war in Vietnam, against co-operation of their university with corporations from the military-industrial complex, but also against the university’s appropriation of a playground in the poor African-American neighbourhood. The protesting students decide to […]

The Confession

L’aveu (1970) Director: Costa-Gavras Actors: Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti Runtime: 139 min The split between Tito and Stalin (1948), in the late 1940s and early 1950s, was followed by show trials of prominent Communists all over Eastern Europe and the wave of Stalinist purges in which tens of thousands suffered or lost their […]

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) Director: Luis Buñuel Actors: Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig Runtime: 102 min The movie follows a group of friends from upper middle class and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. They are experts on expensive food and drinks, know how to enjoy without haste, […]

Night of the Pencils

La noche de los lápices (1986) Director: Héctor Olivera Actors: Alejo García Pintos, Vita Escardó, Pablo Novak Runtime: 105 min During the reign of the military junta in Argentina (1976-1983, a period now known as “The Dirty War“), between 17,000 and 30,000 people “disappeared”. In fact they were kidnapped by the military and the secret […]