Movie: Blood Red Sky

Year: 2021

Duration: 2h

Language: English & German

A plane is landed in RAF base, Scotland. Apparently the plane is hijacked and the armed forces are pressed into action. Elias, a young boy is released from the plane who recalls the ordeal from the time of his arrival at the airport in Germany enroute New York. His mother Nadja is suffering from a mysterious illness hence visiting a doctor in the US. What unfolds inside the flight once it s taken off is inexplicable turning the sky blood red!

Movie: Happy Cleaners

Year: 2019

Duration: 1h 37m
Language: Korean, English
Story of a small family of migrants settled in the US. Although all four in the family are working hard, their financial trouble never seems to ease. Happy Cleaners dry cleaning business run by the parents is hardly promising. But Mr. Choi is has experience only dry cleaning and is old. The elder daughter Hyunny is a nurse and does her best to support the family. The younger sibling, Kevin however is still figuring out his life goals. Their mother has too much of expectations from them both. They bad times. But they support and stick together as well. Life of a typical lower middle class family portrayed well.

Movie: 18 regali (18 presents)

Year: 2020
Duration: 1h 55m
Language: Italian
Genre: Family Drama
A sentimentally touching story well told. And it is inspired by a true story of a woman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Elisa’s life is filled with beautiful and busy moments with her boyfriend. Soon however, a disheartening news strikes the couple.
Elisa is already pregnant when she discovers she has terminal cancer. Hence she decides to leave 18 presents for her daughter Anna before she dies. Every year she gets one present. Anna grows up to be a stubborn girl who never understands her mother’s love and sacrifice.
The rebellious teenager becomes uncontrollable by her father. The storyline takes a diverted route after a minor accident to her. She meets her mother and gets to know her.
By the time she turns 18, she accepts and appreciates her mother’s love for her.

Movie: Дневной Дозор (Day Watch)

Year: 2006

Duration: 2h 26m

Language: Russian

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Interested in shades of fantasy and myths? You are going to enjoy this one if you are yet to watch this 2006 thriller. It is part of a trilogy. In the tussle between light and darkness, Anton belonging to forces of Light has to take a balanced stand. His son, Yegor is with the dark force. Anton seeks and finds the Chalk of Fate that can help him be reunited with his son. The conflicting path is not without struggle.

His relationship with his trainee Svetlana is amusing and becomes thought-provokingly interesting at the end.

Movie: Verónica

Year: 2017

Duration: 1h 45m

Language: Spanish

Genre: horror

The story revolves around fifteen years old Veronica. On an eclipse day, she and her friends decide to use the Ouija board escaping from class. Her life is never the same again. Ever since that incident she is no more the same person. Paranormal occurrences disturb the flow of her life. Needing peace, she requests her friends to conduct the Ouija board session again but they will not dare to do it again. In a desperate attempt she conducts the session with her siblings. The movie is said to be based on true events.

Movie: Spoor

Year: 2017

Duration: 2h 9m

Language: Polish

Genre: Crime, suspense, thriller

A chilly story of Janina Duszejko who loves animals and some others who love to hunt and kill animals. Janina Duszejko is a part time teacher and loves nature and animals passionately. When she discovers hunting is regular in her vicinity, she reports the same to the police. At the same time, hunters are mysteriously being hunted and killed. The trail left by the killer is spoor! An animal act?

Movie: The Teacher’s Diary

Year: 2014

Duration: 2h

Language: Thai

Life-transforming stories of two different teachers posted in a forlorn village boarding school.  A simple yet interesting story well narrated. Ann was sent on a punishment transfer to the village school for not removing a tattoo on her forearm, while Song was sent as a replacement to Ann once she moves out. Ann’s diary turns out to be the connecting link between the duos. The twists and turn of events in the lives of both these teachers eventually bring them together.

Movie: Little Forest

Year: 2018

Duration: 1h 44m

Language: Korean

Back to her home village, South Gyeongsang Province, after an unsatisfactory city life, Song begins to realize what she missed. With nothing to go back to in the city, she sticks back to the village life. However, she never discloses her intention to stay on. She discovers the ‘Little Forest’ her mother left behind. She understands that life can be simple and beautiful even in a countryside with good people and good food. After all, Song Hye-won only has to experiment her mom’s recipes to live a happy life.

Movie: Adiós

Year: 2019
Duration: 1h 50m
Language: Spanish
Country: Spain
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Juan Santos is out from the jail on a parole to celebrate the First Communion of Estrella, his only daughter. On the way back home, Estrella is killed in a hit-and-run road accident. In the drugs and crimes filled city of Sevilla, Juan is determined to hunt down the culprit. The crisis has forced him to join hands with other estranged members of his family. Other murders in the locality provide evidence to reach the suspects.
Not one of the best of crime thrillers, but certainly not a boring one to watch.

Movie: Palm trees in the snow

Year: 2015

Duration: 2h 44m

Language: Spanishn, Bube & Pichinglis

Countries: Spain and Colombia

Paradoxical title that brims with meaning. As the movie progresses a beautiful story is unwrapped. The length of the movie justifies the striking representation of events from transforming era and continents. The opening scene and a few subsequent scenes may not be appropriate for minor viewers. Yet, they hold significant importance to perfect the story.

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