Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Biutiful


83th Academy Awards: Best Foreign Film Nominee
Biutiful
2010
Mexico
Color
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Plot: This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Theme: Drama

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Dogtooth


83th Academy Awards: Best Foreign Film Nominee
Dogtooth (Κυνόδοντας)
2009
Greece
Color
Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos

Plot: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the über-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission. The father is the only family member who can leave the manicured lawns of their self-inflicted exile, earning their keep by managing a nearby factory, while the only outsider allowed on the premises is his colleague Christina, who is paid to relieve the son of his male urges. Tired of these dutiful acts of carnality, Christina disturbs the domestic balance.

Theme: Drama

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