Tag Archives: Social change

The Old School of Capitalism

Stara skola kapitalizma (2009) Director: Želimir Žilnik Runtime: 122 min The main protagonists of The Old School of Capitalism are workers, victims of privatization and “losers of transition” on the one hand, and, on the other hand, the new capitalists, who have bought their companies for pennies. Now, combine this explosive mixture characteristic for the […]

Diaz – Don’t Clean Up This Blood

Diaz – Don’t Clean Up This Blood (2012) Director: Daniele Vicari Actors: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano Runtime: 127 min In July of 2001, over 200.000 people took to the streets of Genoa in protest against a meeting of the G8 – the group of the worlds’ eight most powerful industrial countries whose summit […]

Lost Command

Lost Command (1966) Director: Mark Robson Actors: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal Runtime: 129 min Hollywood movie on the Algerian War that was banned in France for ten years (1966–1976). Main protagonist of the “Lost Command” is a French peasant determined to become a newcomer to the military aristocracy. He was decisive on becoming […]

161>88

161>88 (2012) Director: Antifascist Action (AFA) Runtime: 94 min The rise of the extreme right in Czech Republic after 1989, as well as the birth of a new anti-fascist movement, and more than 20 years of struggle against neo-Nazis that followed, is very well documented in this activist and anti-fascist film. Transition in Czechoslovakia began […]

Generation Kill

Generation Kill (2008) Director: Susanna White, Simon Cellan Jones Actors: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas, Stark Sands, Billy Lush Runtime: 7 x 67 min This mini-series about the invasion of Iraq in 2003, which consists of seven one-hour episodes, is based on the book by a journalist Evan Wright, about his experiences […]

Punishment Park

Punishment Park (1971) Director: Peter Watkins Actors: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano Runtime: 88 min Punishment Park is a dystopia (reverse utopia) in which US President Richard Nixon declares a state of emergency, suspends all civil rights, the police arrests thousands of people and deliverers them to military tribunals which are adjudicating with no […]

Citizenfour

Citizenfour (2014) Director: Laura Poitras Actors: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald Runtime: 114 min “We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.” Edward Snowden In January of 2013 documentary film director and producer Laura Poitras received an encrypted e-mail from a stranger who called himself Citizen Four, who offered to provide […]

Battleship Potemkin

Bronenosets Potemkin (1925) Director: Sergei Eisenstein Actors: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Aleksandrov Runtime: 75 min Battleship Potemkin is one of the most influential films of all time. When the film was made in 1925, it quickly established a film editing as one of the key elements of film language and radically changed cinema. Indeed, […]

Z

Z (1969) Director: Costa-Gavras Actors: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant Runtime: 127 min This is a movie about Greece in the years preceding the coup d’état of 1967 when pro-fascist military junta, known as “The dictatorship of the colonels”, took over the government. The year is 1963 and senior police officers, with the help […]

Burn

Queimada (1969) Director: Gillo Pontecorvo Actors: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez Runtime: 132 min In the golden age of colonialism, British government sends an agent to a tropical island under Portuguese rule with the mission to start a slave rebellion, so that Britain would take over the island, for its significant sugar cane production. However, after […]