Yeelen – The Light – TV-Tip of the Week

Yeelen - The Light - TV-Tip of the Week

           Yeelen – The Light – TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Drama
               Africa, ritual, initiation
  The fact that adolescent sons often other plans for the design of their future than their fathers, is probably alien to any culture. However, if a father out of jealousy and selfishness, however vehemently defends that his son followed that vocation, which he carries himself, is the constellation of the tragic, the history of the Malian film Yeelen – The light from the year 1987 by Souleymane Cissé says. For the young Nyanankoro (Issiaka Kane) of the Bambara tribe in the southeast of Mali, who is about to mature into a man, it is the most important goal, healer, and therefore a member of the respectable class of the Komo, the wise men become – like his father, Soma (Niamanto Sanogo). But the autocratic soma not stand the thought that Nyanankoro follow in his footsteps, so his son to support his mother (Soumba Traore) decides to ask his uncle (Ismaila Sarr) for instruction, who is also a Komo. Thus Nyanankoro makes the first time beyond the tribal boundaries, to search for the uncle, and enters on an adventurous journey through the extreme landscapes of Mali and by the different cultural territories of his country, whose diverse traditions and rituals lined his arduous journey. And he meets the girl Attou (Aoua Sangare), the violation of their tribe and becomes his companion. The wrath of his father, however, can not escape Nyanankoro because Soma pursues him with the help of his magic in the form of a wooden pole to locate the son is able to bring about a confrontation to the death … Calling, rebellion, identity and initiation are the major themes that guide this film about growing up as a journey through unknown, risky regions, who at the Cannes film festival in the race for the Golden Palm, and there took up twice with prices of the Jury Award. The images of the ruthless and yet sublime nature that appears to correspond to great with the internal sensitivities of the protagonists make Yeelen – light into an extraordinary visual experience whose powerful spirituality peace appealing transported. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Yeelen – The Light – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Yeelen Country of production: Germany, France, Burkina Faso, Mali Year of Production : 1987 Length: 100 (min)

Until the Light Takes Us

Until the Light Takes Us

           Until the Light Takes Us
               Genre: Documentary, Music Film
               Heavy Metal, Black Metal
    The mid-1990s black metal made headlines worldwide. A wave of suicides, murders and arson at churches accompanied the rise of this new form of Heavy Metal. The director duo Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway, where the scene took its origin, and lived and accompanied by musicians and fans.   Title: Until the Light Takes Us Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 93 (Min.) Rental: Rapid Eye Movies

In the beginning was the light

In the beginning was the light

           In the beginning was the light
               Genre: Documentary
               Food, food, light food, drink
    “In the beginning was the Light” tells of the phenomenon of “light food,” the incredible fact that it seems people are given clear and has been for millennia, eat or drink. The film approaches this almost monstrous attack on our scientifically enlightened world view from the perspective of modern man – based on witness reports, interviews and recorded scientific laboratory experiments.   Title: at the beginning was the light Country of production: Austria Production year: 2010 Length: 89 (Min.) Rental: Movienet Film Distribution

Light in Winter

Light in Winter

           Light in Winter
               Genre: Drama
               Religion, suicide, Sweden, church, faith, pastor, worship
  As a centerpiece of his by Ingmar Bergman himself thus described chamber play trilogy between As in a Mirror / Såsom i en spegel (1961) and The Silence / Tystnaden (1963) located the light is in the winter of 1962 a purist produced drama about existential questions of faith dar. The fundamental Christian virtues of faith, love and hope fade pessimistic here in the empty rural churches and the doubts of a pastor, the same quarrels with God as to his fate. There are only a few believers who have gathered to worship the small community Mittsund this Sunday in the winter. Pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björn beach celebrates) the fair with a cool, almost indifferent acting routine in which it is already clear his considerable distance to the faith. After his wife died a few years ago and the temporary separation from his lover, the teacher Marta Lundberg (Ingrid Thulin), Ericsson has withdrawn himself into a rigid loneliness, and his duties as a clergyman he done with callous habit. After the service it to the fisherman Jonas Persson (Max looks von Sydow) and his wife Karin (Gunnel Lindblom), which asks him with her since a message about the growing nuclear threat in lethargy, sunken man talking to lead. appointment as pastor challenged the pastor in spite of his cold and grueling Märtas approximations of pages, which has given him a long letter, for later with the fisherman who wears apparently with suicidal intent. But during the conversation the two men, there is a sudden Ericsson, who complains to the desperate fishermen still be suffering … He has lost his faith, given the horrors of war and death, for the love he is no longer available and hope he can no longer donate to: Even if he in fact personally and professionally is completely at the end, considers the often self-pitying acting pastor Ericsson maintained its function of iron. With great detail to give director Ingmar Bergman and cinematographer Sven Nykvist, the representation of religious celebration, which despite initial cold at the end of the air clings to a consolation. Despite all the gloomy resignation, the light dominates in winter, the Original Nattvardsgästerna as much as “communicants” means can be interpreted in particular the simple, yet haunting conclusion than turning to the mystical moments of Christianity – including and perhaps especially when the current theological discourse regarding unresolved questions of faith fail. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Light in Winter Original Title: Nattvardsgästerna Country of production: Sweden Production year: 1962 Length: 78 (Min.) Published at: format: 4:3 tone / language: Dolby Digital mono, German, Swedish EAN: 4006680054254 Extras: biography of Ingmar Bergman, production notes. The DVD appears to date under the “Ingmar Bergman Edition 2″.

Silent Light

Silent Light
               Genre: Drama
  The film begins with a sunrise, as we have it in such detail and intensity seldom seen in the movies: From the pitch-black darkness, the sounds reverberate in the still of the night, the light rises and begins to glow with incredible beauty. Play of colors that are repeated at the end of the film once again when the sun goes down. Between these two events, the beginning and the end of the day (which does not however mean that the narrative covers only a single day), the Mexican director Carlos Reygadas

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Light and shadow – Between Something and Nothing

Light and shadow - Between Something and Nothing

Light and shadow – Between Something and Nothing

  In light and shade – Between Something and Nothing / Between Something & Nothing, the second part of his trilogy, which sticks closely to his own experiences, Todd Verow leads us back into the world of Joe (Tim Swain), which is already in Vacationland knows. It has now done on an elegant art college in New England. And although the boy from the country can not keep up with his newly rich classmates, he feels happy. Finally, he is escaping the stuffy confines of his rural home to Maine,

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The long road to the light

The long road to the light

The long road to the light

  Who’s expecting a child, for which the long way into the light of Douglas Wolfsperger exactly the right film. For the 49-year-old German documentary filmmaker, himself a father of three daughters, takes the issue of birth thoroughly under the microscope. The focus of his documentary, the midwife is Edeltraut Hertel, exercising their profession in the last twenty years Meerane, an East German town of Chemnitz, passionate.

First we meet Edeltraut Hertel in Tanzania, where she has been informed before

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Trailer – Shine a Light

Trailer - Shine a Light

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Ulzhan – The Forgotten Light

Ulzhan - The Forgotten Light

Ulzhan – The Forgotten Light

  The loss of one’s own family is certainly the worst that can happen in representing a life. In Volker Schlöndorff’s new road movie Ulzhan – The Forgotten Light Frenchman Charles (Philippe Torreton happens) this sad fate, he loses his wife and children in a car accident. As he himself sees no point in life, he sets out to Kazakhstan. His goal is the holy mountain of Khan Tengri, who where once withdrawn the shamans alone to die, and where he wants to set himself to end his life.

But then everything

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Light tastes like

Light tastes like

As Light tastes

  Luke (Leo Zirner) is fourteen years old and wants to finally get out from home. On his birthday, he runs off and goes to Munich, where he wants to feel at last, as it is, if we all decide on their own. In the big city is, however quickly the frustration, because in his mind it was all a bit easier and less complicated with the ownership. Luke orders the impressions in his head, commenting on the chaos and conflicting impressions of the trip and tries to make sense of, but that’s not so simple. But then the boy who

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