FILM SPOTTING: June 2010 in Polish cinemas

Green Zone (France/USA/Spain/UK, 2010)
Release Date (Poland): 4th June 2010
Release Date (worldwide): 26th February 2010
Runtime: 115′
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon
Production House: Universal Pictures, Studio Canal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films, Antena 3 Films
Plot: (from imdb)
Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction [...]

Double Take - the cold war told through Alfred Hitchcock

Double Take (Belgium/Germany/Netherlands, 2009)
Seen: Friday, 30th April 2010 (cinema)
Runtime: 80′
Director: Johan Grimonprez
Production House: Zap-O-Matik, Nikovantastic Film, Volya Films
Plot: A strange collage of Hitchcock, Hitchcock’s look-a-like Ron Burrage and the cold war period.

Rating: -0 (Ok)
Impressions In Short
Interesting and quirky, but I was a bit disappointed. I hoped it would be funnier.
More About the Film
I think [...]

A mi madre le gustan las mujeres - a crazy lesbian comedy

A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (Spain, 2002)
Seen: Thursday, 22nd April 2010 (cinema, LGBT retrospective)
Runtime: 96′
Director: Daniela Féjerman, Inés París
Cast: Leonor Watling, Rosa Maria Sard?, María Pujalte, Silvia Abascal, Eliska Sirová, Chisco Amado
Production House: Fernando Colomo Producciones Cinematográficas S.L.
Plot: A middle-aged lady ends up in a lesbian relationship. Her three daughters have to [...]

Desert Flower - a very moving film about Waris Dirie and her fight against female circumcision

Desert Flower (UK/Germany/Austria, 2009)
Seen: Wednesday, 31st March 2010 (cinema)
Runtime: 120′
Director: Sherry Horman
Cast: Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson, Meera Syal, Anthony Mackie, Juliet Stevenson, Timothy Spall
Production House: Desert Flower Filmproductions
Plot: (from imdb)
The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally [...]

Presque Rien - a very French art house movie

Presque rien (France/Belgium, 2000)
Seen: Thursday, 18th March 2010 (cinema, LGBT retrospective)
Runtime: 100′
Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Cast: Jérémie Elka?m, Stéphane Rideau
Production House: Lancelot Films, Man's Films, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF), arte France Cinéma
Plot: (from imdb)
Mathieu, 18, spends the summer at his mother’s summer house, in Brittany. On the beach, he meets Cédric, a boy his age. [...]

FILM SPOTTING: May 2010 in Polish cinemas

A lot of interesting films coming in this month :) And there’s the Planete Doc Review festival (7th-16th May) on top of that!
Bad Boys Cela 425 (Poland/France, 2009)
Release Date (Poland): 7th May 2010
Release Date (worldwide): 22nd May 2009
Runtime: 120′
Director: Janusz Mrozowski
Production House: Filmogène
Plot: (from imdb)
Seven repeat offenders are serving sentences of 9, 12, 18 [...]

Savage Grace - of weird incestuous relations

Savage Grace (Spain/USA/France, 2007)
Seen: Thursday, 25th February 2010 (cinema)
Runtime: 97′
Director: Tom Kalin
Cast: Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne
Production House: 120dB Films
Plot: (from imdb)
The true story of the beautiful and charismatic Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Their only child is a failure in his [...]

Leap Year aka Matthew Goode as a romantic hero with facial hair

Leap Year (USA/Ireland, 2010)
Seen: Saturday, 20th February 2010 (cinema)
Runtime: 100′
Director: Anand Tucker
Cast: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode
Production House: Universal Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment
Plot: (from imdb)
A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback [...]

Nine review aka how not to potray women

Nine (2009, USA/Italy)
Seen: Wednesday, 27th January 2010 (cinema)
Runtime: 118′
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren, Stacy Ferguson
Production House: Weinstein Company, The, Relativity Media, Marc Platt Productions, Lucamar Productions, Cattleya
Plot: (from imdb)
Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal [...]

FILM SPOTTING: April 2010 in Polish cinemas

My April film spotting is well on time at least ;)
The Shock Doctrine (UK, 2009)
Release Date (Poland): 16th April 2010
Release Date (worldwide): 9th February 2009
Runtime: 90′
Director: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom
Production House: Renegade Pictures, Revolution Films
Plot: (from imdb)
An investigation of “disaster capitalism”, based on Naomi Klein’s proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war [...]