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ziggy6708a wrote: January 28th, 2024, 4:10 pm SUN., 1-28


9:30
pm (ET)
The Scarlet Letter (1934)
1h 10m | Drama
I also got a strange joy out of seeing some totally inappropriate costumes among the villagers, including what appeared to be a group of Conquistadors (!) loitering in the background.

It's amazing that, despite these horribly incongruous elements, the film works pretty well."

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025747/reviews

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The "conquistadors" aren't an anachronism. Those background extras were portraying colonial sentries, and the hats (helmets, really) they wore (which most people do associate with the Spanish conquistadors) are called cabassets, derived from the Spanish morion helmets. The English adopted them in the 16th century, and the Pilgrims brought them with them to the colonies. They have been found in archeological sites at Jamestown, for example.

Here's a postcard, available on eBay, that shows a colonial sentry from Plimoth Plantation.

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BTW, I found the film to be uneven. Agree about the comic bits being out of place, but most of the acting reminded me of a junior high school play...
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Here are the TCM premieres for February, as determined by the TCM schedules database.

Notes:
- The dates shown are based on a programming day starting at 6 am ET and running past midnight.

Feb 1 - The Power of Film Episode 5: The Power of Paradox (2023) (2 showings)
Feb 2 - The Racing Scene (1969)
Feb 3 - Long Day's Journey Into Night (1982)
Feb 3 - Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Feb 7 - Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974)
Feb 8 - The Power of Film Episode 6: Love and Meaning (2023) (2 showings)
Feb 10 - Pollock (2000)
Feb 13 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Feb 13 - Gosford Park (2001)
Feb 16 - Crazylegs (1953)
Feb 18 - Adaptation. (2002)
Feb 19 - Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Feb 21 - Winged Migration (2003)
Feb 21 - The Man Who Skied Down Mt. Everest (1975)
Feb 25 - Far from Heaven (2002)
Feb 27 - Indochine (1992)
Feb 27 - Sundays and Cybèle (1962)
Feb 29 - Midnight in Paris (2011)

For additional details, please refer to my TCM schedule information page:

http://escapepress.com/tcmsched/tcm_overview.html
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today, WED., 1-31
(starts 8pm ET)


8:00
pm

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
2h | Action
The story of the daughter of a Chinese aristocrat in the first part of the 20th Century wh...
Director
Ang Lee
Cast
Zhu Jian-min, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dong

10:15
pm

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
2h 3m | Romantic Comedy | TV-14
Harry Sanborn is a perennial bachelor who only dates women under the age of thirty. On wha...
Director
Nancy Meyers
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Amanda Peet

& airing later, NOT shown on Jan. schedule....
(check yr local listings)

Jan 31 - Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Jan 31 - Whiplash (2014)
Jan 31 - Marie Antoinette (2006)

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*** evidently the 'Oscar' baloney doesn't start until Fri., 2-9 :roll:

FRI., 2-2

6:00
pm (ET)

The Racing Scene (1969)
TV-PG
1 hr. 32 min.

The story of James Garner's year with his racing team, from the time he bought the car, and assembled his team through Mexico, England, Florida and Canada.

documentary film about actor James Garner and his auto racing team, directed by Andy Sidaris. It was the first film directed by Sidaris, whose background at that time had been in sports broadcasting

"....A year in the life of James Garner, his car, and his racing team. Garner's narration really lets you know the strategies, the problems, the stresses of running such an operation. Note: these are endurance races, where mechanics and engineering count for at least as much as drivers."

see: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0180946/re ... ef_=tt_urv
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Black History Month Weekend Marathon
see: https://www.tcm.com/articles/Programmin ... 07god9j8xe

(times ET)

SAT., 2-3

12:45
pm

Long Day's Journey Into Night (1982)
TV-14

Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the alcoholism and debauchery of their older son Jamie. As day turns into night, guilt, anger, despair, and regret threaten to destroy the family.

Thommie Blackwell as James Tyrone Jr.
Ruby Dee as Mary Tyrone
Rhetta Hughes as Cathleen
Earle Hyman as James Tyrone
Peter Francis James as Edmund Tyrone

Director
William Woodman

"....This performance of one of O'Neill's several masterpieces sorely needs to be released on DVD. It is simply superb!! All four actors acquit themselves mightily, but Ruby Dee gives an interpretation of the tragic Mary Tyrone to break your heart. Earl Hyman as patriarch James Tyrone is also magnificent. O'Neill's text is adapted only slightly to accommodate the African-American characters-- changed from the original Irish-American. I have no doubt O'Neill would totally approve of the non-traditional casting and of this fine production. "

see: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0827189/re ... _=tt_ov_rt



1:00
am

Cornbread, Earl & Me (1975)
1h 34m | Drama

"...American coming-of-age drama film that stars Tierre Turner, Laurence Fishburne (in his film debut), and NBA player Jamaal Wilkes. It was directed and co-produced by Joseph Manduke.[3] The film is loosely based on the 1966 Ronald Fair novel Hog Butcher.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornbread,_Earl_and_Me

Director
Joseph Manduke
Cast:
Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash, Bernie Casey, Keith Wilkes, Madge Sinclair,
Laurence Fishburne III

"...A kid witnesses the shooting death of the neighborhood basketball star. The basketball player had been mistaken by the police as a crime suspect. The kid is subjected to harrassment from the policement involved to keep quiet about what he knows. The cops even go so far as to intimidate his mother. This is an early film appearance of Lawrence Fishburne's. He was thirteen or fourteen when he did this movie. The always magnificent late Rosalind Cash plays his mother. The film makes a sharp comment about the conflicts people have with the very people who are supposed to be protecting them."

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WED., 2-7


8:00
pm (ET)

Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974)
58m | Documentary

The life and career of symphony conductor Antonia Brico is examined in this documentary. Brico's struggle to overcome the sexual bias in her male-dominated profession is highlighted, and she is seen at work in rare backstage footage.

Director
Judy Collins
Cast
Judy Collins, Jill Godmilow

''Antonia Brico could have had a successful career as a concert pianist, but in the 1930s, the Dutch-born musician broke new ground for women in classical music, becoming the first female conductor of the New York Philharmonic and wielding the baton before prestigious symphony orchestras across the United States and Europe. One of Brico's former piano students, folk singer Judy Collins, co-directed this intimate documentary about the groundbreaking classical conductor.....

"....This edgy, captivating film endures because of the fortuitous
chemistry between the filmmakers and their subject, Collins’
longstanding affection for Antonia, Godmilow’s innovative
film technique, and of course the extraordinary character of
Brico herself.
Released at the height of the 1970s Feminist Movement in America, the film enjoyed
immediate blockbuster success. Nearly every major film festival screened the documentary,
including the American Film Festival, London Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival....

In 1974, shortly after the release of the film, Louis “Studs” Terkel, the 1985 Pulitzer Prize
winning American writer, historian and broadcaster interviewed Jill Godmilow on the 98.7
WFMT Chicago radio show, The Studs Terkel Program. The genius of the film, he observed, lies
in the director’s multidimensional approach. Unlike standard documentaries which focus on
one-dimensional facts, “Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman” tells not only of Antonia Brico’s
journey, but more importantly, seamlessly weaves together emotions of the subject, the film
maker and the audience......
see: https://www.loc.gov/static/programs/nat ... orthey.pdf

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ziggy6708a wrote: February 6th, 2024, 7:39 pm WED., 2-7


8:00
pm (ET)

Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974)
58m | Documentary

The life and career of symphony conductor Antonia Brico is examined in this documentary. Brico's struggle to overcome the sexual bias in her male-dominated profession is highlighted, and she is seen at work in rare backstage footage.

Director
Judy Collins
Cast
Judy Collins, Jill Godmilow

''Antonia Brico could have had a successful career as a concert pianist, but in the 1930s, the Dutch-born musician broke new ground for women in classical music, becoming the first female conductor of the New York Philharmonic and wielding the baton before prestigious symphony orchestras across the United States and Europe. One of Brico's former piano students, folk singer Judy Collins, co-directed this intimate documentary about the groundbreaking classical conductor.....

"....This edgy, captivating film endures because of the fortuitous
chemistry between the filmmakers and their subject, Collins’
longstanding affection for Antonia, Godmilow’s innovative
film technique, and of course the extraordinary character of
Brico herself.
Released at the height of the 1970s Feminist Movement in America, the film enjoyed
immediate blockbuster success. Nearly every major film festival screened the documentary,
including the American Film Festival, London Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival....

In 1974, shortly after the release of the film, Louis “Studs” Terkel, the 1985 Pulitzer Prize
winning American writer, historian and broadcaster interviewed Jill Godmilow on the 98.7
WFMT Chicago radio show, The Studs Terkel Program. The genius of the film, he observed, lies
in the director’s multidimensional approach. Unlike standard documentaries which focus on
one-dimensional facts, “Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman” tells not only of Antonia Brico’s
journey, but more importantly, seamlessly weaves together emotions of the subject, the film
maker and the audience......
see: https://www.loc.gov/static/programs/nat ... orthey.pdf

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Thanks. Interesting. I did not know that Judy Collins ever made a film as a director. This appears to be her only credit as a director.

It was nominated for an Oscar.
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late SAT., early SUN., 2-11


12:00
am (ET)

Pollock (2000)
1h 57m | Adaptation

"...Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew."
As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.

Director
Ed Harris
Cast:
Ed Harris as Jackson Pollock
Marcia Gay Harden as Lee Krasner
Tom Bower as Dan Miller
Jennifer Connelly as Ruth Kligman
Bud Cort as Howard Putzel
John Heard as Tony Smith
Val Kilmer as Willem de Kooning

"...a 2000 American independent biographical drama film centered on the life of American painter Jackson Pollock, his struggles with alcoholism, as well as his troubled marriage to his wife Lee Krasner. The film stars Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Connelly, Robert Knott, Bud Cort, Molly Regan, and Sada Thompson, and was directed by Harris.

Marcia Gay Harden won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for portraying Lee Krasner. Ed Harris received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Pollock. The film was a long-term personal project for Harris based on his reading of the 1989 biography Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, written by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. ..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_(film)
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TUES., 2-13

(times ET)


9:30
pm

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
1h 48m | science fiction romantic drama

After a painful breakup, Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her mind. When Joel discovers that Clementine is going to extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure....
The title of the film is a quotation from the 1717 poem ''Eloisa to Abelard'' by Alexander Pope. It uses elements of psychological drama, science fiction, and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and love....

Director
Michel Gondry
Cast
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Gerry Robert Byrne

"At the 77th Academy Awards, Bismuth, Gondry and Kaufman won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and Winslet received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film became a cult classic in the years since its release and is considered by many critics as one of the best films of the 2000s, and one of the greatest films of all time....
Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times in his initial 2004 review gave the film 3½ out of a possible 4.[52] He revisited the film in 2010 when he referred to Kaufman as "the most gifted screenwriter of the 2000s" and revised the rating to a full four stars, adding it to his "Great Movies" list.[53]
A. O. Scott of The New York Times praised the film for being "cerebral, formally and conceptually complicated, dense with literary allusions and as unabashedly romantic as any movie you'll ever see".....
see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_S ... tless_Mind



11:30
pm

Gosford Park (2001)
2h 17m | Comedy

satirical black comedy mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. It was influenced by Jean Renoir's French classic La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game).[3]

The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Emily Watson.
The story follows a party of wealthy Britons plus an American producer, and their servants, who gather for a shooting weekend at Gosford Park, an English country house. A murder occurs after a dinner party, and the film goes on to present the subsequent investigation from the servants' and guests' perspectives. ...

Director
Robert Altman

"Widely acclaimed by critics, Gosford Park was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress for both Mirren and Smith, and won Best Original Screenplay; it was also nominated for nine British Academy Film Awards, winning two. ....
see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosford_Park

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early FRI., 2-15


7:45
am (ET)

Crazylegs (1953)
1h 27m | Biography
Story of the career of Los Angeles Rams football great, Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch.
....about Elroy Hirsch's football career. In college (University of Wisconsin and University of Michigan) his unconventional dynamic running style allowed him to change directions in a multitude of ways. The media dubbed him "Crazylegs". The name stuck all through his professional career and life...

https://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/71739/c ... s#synopsis

Director
Francis D. Lyon
Cast
Elroy \"crazylegs\" Hirsch, Lloyd Nolan, Joan Vohs

1954 Nominee Oscar
Best Film Editing: Cotton Warburton
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SUN., 2-18
(times ET)

10:15
pm

Adaptation. (2002)
1h 54m | Adaptation

Kaufman based Adaptation on his struggles to adapt Susan Orlean's 1998 nonfiction book "The Orchid Thief" while suffering from writer's block. It involves elements adapted from the book, plus fictitious elements, including Kaufman's twin brother (also credited as a writer for the film) and a romance between Orlean and John Laroche (Chris Cooper). It culminates in completely invented elements, including versions of Orlean and Laroche three years after the events of The Orchid Thief.

Adaptation was praised for its direction, screenplay, humor, and the performances of Cage, Cooper, and Streep.
It received awards at the 75th Academy Awards, 60th Golden Globe Awards, and 56th British Academy Film Awards, with Cooper winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Kaufman winning the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. A British Film Institute poll ranked it one of the thirty best films of the 2000s.

Director
Spike Jonze
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper, with Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in supporting roles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptation_(film)

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MON., 2-19


12:00
pm

Triplets of Belleville (2003)
1h 20m | Foreign/Animation

"...There is little dialogue; much of the narrative is conveyed through song and pantomime. It tells the story of Madame Souza, an elderly woman who goes on a quest to rescue her grandson Champion, a Tour de France cyclist, who has been kidnapped by the French mafia for gambling purposes and taken to the city of Belleville (an amalgam of Paris, New York City, Montreal and Quebec City[5]). She is accompanied by Champion's loyal and obese hound, Bruno, and joined by the Triplets of Belleville, music hall singers from the 1930s, whom she meets in the city.

The film was highly praised by audiences and critics for its unique style of animation and has since gained a cult following.
The film was nominated for two Academy Awards—Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for "Belleville Rendez-vous"....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripl ... Belleville

Director
Sylvain Chomet
Cast
the voices of Lina Boudreault, Mari-Lou Gauthier, Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, and Monica Viegas.

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ziggy6708a wrote: February 17th, 2024, 7:09 pm SUN., 2-18
(times ET)

10:15
pm

Adaptation. (2002)
1h 54m | Adaptation

Kaufman based Adaptation on his struggles to adapt Susan Orlean's 1998 nonfiction book "The Orchid Thief" while suffering from writer's block. It involves elements adapted from the book, plus fictitious elements, including Kaufman's twin brother (also credited as a writer for the film) and a romance between Orlean and John Laroche (Chris Cooper). It culminates in completely invented elements, including versions of Orlean and Laroche three years after the events of The Orchid Thief.

Adaptation was praised for its direction, screenplay, humor, and the performances of Cage, Cooper, and Streep.
It received awards at the 75th Academy Awards, 60th Golden Globe Awards, and 56th British Academy Film Awards, with Cooper winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Kaufman winning the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. A British Film Institute poll ranked it one of the thirty best films of the 2000s.

Director
Spike Jonze
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper, with Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in supporting roles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptation_(film)

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MON., 2-19


12:00
pm

Triplets of Belleville (2003)
1h 20m | Foreign/Animation

"...There is little dialogue; much of the narrative is conveyed through song and pantomime. It tells the story of Madame Souza, an elderly woman who goes on a quest to rescue her grandson Champion, a Tour de France cyclist, who has been kidnapped by the French mafia for gambling purposes and taken to the city of Belleville (an amalgam of Paris, New York City, Montreal and Quebec City[5]). She is accompanied by Champion's loyal and obese hound, Bruno, and joined by the Triplets of Belleville, music hall singers from the 1930s, whom she meets in the city.

The film was highly praised by audiences and critics for its unique style of animation and has since gained a cult following.
The film was nominated for two Academy Awards—Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for "Belleville Rendez-vous"....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripl ... Belleville

Director
Sylvain Chomet
Cast
the voices of Lina Boudreault, Mari-Lou Gauthier, Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, and Monica Viegas.

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WED., 2-21

(times ET)

6:15
pm

Winged Migration (2003)
1h 31m | Documentary

A series of journeys around the world with migratory birds. . As the seasons and the climates change, we follow different birds through an assortment of beautiful countries and locales.

Director
Jacques Cluzaud

"....The movie, which is awesome to regard, is not particularly informative; it tells us that birds fly south in the winter (unless they live in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case they fly north), that they fly many hundreds or thousands of miles, and that they navigate by the stars, the sun, the Earth's gravitational field and familiar landmarks. These facts are widely known, and the movie's sparse narration tells us little else.

But facts are not the purpose of "Winged Migration." It wants to allow us to look, simply look, at birds--and that goal it achieves magnificently. There are sights here I will not easily forget. ...."

see: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/wing ... ation-2003


8:00
pm

The Man Who Skied Down Mt. Everest (1975)
1h 26m | Documentary

This Oscar-winning documentary tells the story behind Japanese daredevil Yuichiro Miura's 1970 effort to ski down the world's tallest mountain. Miura's trek to the top of Everest provides much of the film's drama, as several members of his climbing team die in the process.

see: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the- ... erest-1976

Director
Isao Zeniya

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SUN., 2-25


4:00
pm (ET)

Far From Heaven (2002)
1h 47m | Drama

It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker, wife and mother. Frank Whitaker is the breadwinner, husband and father. Together they have the perfect '50s life: healthy kids and social prominence. Then one night, Cathy discovers her husband's secret life....

Director
Todd Haynes

Cast
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson.

"Far From Heaven focuses on several controversial issues of the mid-twentieth century, such as racism and miscegenation, as well as views on homosexuality and escapism during that time period, and presents these issues through the mise-en-scène and cinematographic conventions of a 1950s-style melodrama.
Utilizing the nostalgic mechanisms of a polished, period melodrama, the film challenges the typical sanguine nature of the genre in an effort to highlight the central conflicts of its main characters, Cathy and Frank Whitaker, while also simultaneously shattering the wholesome image of American life during this time period, which is typically romanticized in American culture.[5] Haynes employs these tactics and others, such as lighting and music, to highlight these pivotal developments and not only further the plot of the story, but create a sensory experience for the audience that lulls them into what appears to portray an idealized version of 1950s suburban American family life, but proves to be far from it......

Far from Heaven has received high acclaim from critics since its release. It holds an 87% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 221 reviews, with an average rating of 8.20/10; the site's critical consensus reads: "An exquisitely designed and performed melodrama, Far From Heaven earns its viewers' tears with sincerity and intelligence."[10] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 84 out of 100 based on reviews from 37 critics, indicating "universal acclaim"....
The film was nominated in four categories at the 75th Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Julianne Moore), Best Original Screenplay (Todd Haynes), Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman), and Best Original Score (Elmer Bernstein)......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_from_Heaven

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Best Foreign Film Oscars & nominees...

WED., 2-27

(times ET)
12:30
am

Indochine (1992)
2h 39m | Drama

French period drama film set in colonial French Indochina during the 1930s to 1950s. It is the story of Éliane Devries, a French plantation owner, and of her adopted Vietnamese daughter,

Director
Régis Wargnier
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham

"On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Indochine holds an approval rating of 75%, based on 20 reviews, and an average rating of 6.4/10.[9]

Critics' reviews praised the film's photography and scenery, while citing issues with the plot and character development. Roger Ebert wrote the film "intends to be the French 'Gone with the Wind,' a story of romance and separation, told against the backdrop of a ruinous war". He continued "'Indochine' is an ambitious, gorgeous missed opportunity – too slow, too long, too composed. It is not a successful film, and yet there is so much good in it that perhaps it's worth seeing anyway…The beauty, the photography, the impact of the scenes shot on location in Vietnam, are all striking.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indochine_(film)

3:15
am

Sundays and Cybele (1962)
1h 40m | Adaptation

The film tells the tragic story of a young girl who is befriended by an innocent but emotionally disabled veteran of the French Indochina War.
The film is based on a novel by Bernard Eschasseriaux [fr], who collaborated on the screenplay.

Director
Serge Bourguignon
Cast
Hardy Kruger, Patricia Gozzi, Nicole Courcel

"... an approval rating of 55% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 11 reviews, and an average rating of 6.3/10.
won the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[2] The nominations for writing and scoring were for the 1963 Academy Awards the following year. ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundays_and_Cyb%C3%A8le

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