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  Mother Night (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mother Night is a 1996 film based on the 1961 book by Kurt Vonnegut of the same name.
The film ends as it began—with Campbell sitting in his Israeli jail cell awaiting his trial.
At the very end of the film Campbell receives a letter from "Frank Wirtanen." The corroborating evidence that he was indeed an American spy during World War II had finally arrived.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mother_Night_(film)   (981 words)

 New York State Writers Institute - Okasan/The Mother Film Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
His first films were a blend of comedy and melodrama, their worldviews often grim and ironic.
Mother was based on the winning entry in a national essay contest among elementary school children, and the film is told, uniquely, from a child’s perspective.
As [French film critic] Alain Masson astutely observes, his style is complex and rent with oppositions-Masson calls them antagonisms-between the calm surface of everyday routine and the base flness of the world; between fracture and composure; between delicacy and brutality.
www.albany.edu /writers-inst/fns03n5.html   (1759 words)

 Journal of Religion & Film: Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth, and Ideology in Popular American Film Book Review
Early in the film, her husband, Shyamu, is injured while working in the field and is unable to assist the family.
In one of the film’s early scenes, Mehboob depicts Radha’s marriage to Shyamu, juxtaposing her radiance as a young bride to the previous, opening scene, that of Radha aged and worn.
As Birju lies in his mother’s lap, dying of the wound she inflicted, he holds out to her the wedding bracelets that she had been forced to sell to the moneylender during the famine that opens the film.
www.unomaha.edu /jrf/BookReviews/motherindia.htm   (1970 words)

 Film | The Mother
The Mother is contrived and self-important drama, scripted by Hanif Kureishi and directed by Roger Michell.
The Mother progresses in three acts: first, an elderly married couple come to see their grown-up son and daughter in London and find that, what with their stressful busy lives, these go-ahead young professionals simply don't have much time for their poor old mum and dad, who conceal their hurt feelings as best they can.
The second part commences as the mother begins her explosive sexual affair with Darren, played by Daniel Craig, a laidback carpenter of her son's acquaintance.
film.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4796320-3718,00.html   (708 words)

 Mother superior - Film - www.theage.com.au
And I'm not one of those mothers who sits drinking coffee in the kitchen while the kids are playing away on their own.
Finding Neverland was filmed more than two years ago, well before she had Joe, but Mia was able to join her on set as much of it was filmed 10 minutes from their home.
Which does not for a moment suggest that her resolve is weakening, because it is also a genuinely lovely and poignant film, its sunny scenes of a family playing at pirates in the garden balanced by a constant sense that life does not, in general, deliver much happiness.
theage.com.au /news/Film/Mother-superior/2005/01/01/1104345034348.html   (2442 words)

 Bright Lights Film Journal | Mother and Son
For reasons the film never explains, the mother lives in a house that seems far from civilization, in a meadow adjacent to a beach.
Mother and Son is shot mostly in daylight, with the characters and "action" easily discernible, but it's clearly the work of the same man. The visual distortions, trancelike pace, painterly beauty of the previous film are used to even greater effect here.
Mother and Son is also an elegy, not only for the physical death of the mother but for the end of Russia that in her terror and serenity she clearly represents.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /23/motherson.html   (699 words)

 My Mother India - film review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Safina Uberoi, the narrator, tells the story of her mother, an Australian who married an Indian PhD student and moved to India, her father, a Sikh turned liberal atheist turned Sikh again, and his parents, a guru and a feisty misandrist.
But what starts off as a quirky family story about personal identity and movement between cultures touches on darker issues of group identity, with the family on the edge of the communal violence sparked by the 1984 attack on the Sikh temple at Amritsar and the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
My Mother India touches on complex issues with sensitivity and balance - when, for example, the ethnic violence during the 1947 Partition is described briefly to provide historical context.
danny.oz.au /films/20021105.html   (185 words)

 Articles - Full-length film on Mother Teresa planned   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Basu had so great a regard for the Mother that she was perhaps the only person who could call on him without a prior appointment.
Rajiv Nath said the idea of making a film on the Mother struck him when he was in Europe in connection with his work Mamma is waiting which was shot in Kyrgizstan.
Nath, whose Malayalam film Janani won the best director's award a few years back, said though motherhood has been a recurring theme in his films there was nothing 'premeditated' about it.
www.discoverkate.com /Articles/20010604_mother-theresa.html   (693 words)

 Film | Earth mother
It is a novel about the power and cruelty of both family and nature, about the enduring presence of the land and the courage of the human spirit in the face of hardship.
Against this background - but of equal stature - is the story of the daughter of the family, Chris Guthrie, and her evolution from schoolgirl to wife to mother to widow then finally becoming a symbol for Scotland itself.
It is a film that has to be made.
film.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4735329-3181,00.html   (411 words)

 Mother (1926 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mother is a title of Mezhrabpom film production of Vsevolod Pudovkin's 1926 masterpiece depicting one woman's struggle against the Tsar in the Russian Revolution of 1905.
 This article about a silent film is a stub.
This page was last modified 18:43, 14 May 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mother_(film)   (75 words)

 USATODAY.com - Film trashing Mother Teresa dropped   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
That film will still be screened, the Rev. C.M. Paul, chief organizer of the Celebrations Committee, told The Associated Press Wednesday.
Mother Teresa died in Calcutta in 1997 at age 87.
The film festival is scheduled to begin on Nov. 1.
www.usatoday.com /life/2003-08-07-teresa-film_x.htm   (243 words)

 P.O.V. - Every Mother's Son . Film Synopsis | PBS
As documented in "Every Mother's Son," a new film having its premiering nationally on public television's P.O.V. series, Diallo's killing in 1999 was only the most publicized example of an alarming trend in the city and nation.
One minute Baez, who was about to begin training to become a police officer, was tossing a football with his brothers in front of their Bronx home; the next minute he was lying on the ground, choked to death by officer Francis Livoti after the football bounced off Livoti's squad car.
When we met the three mothers, Iris, Kadi, and Doris, we knew we had it; these women were building bridges out of their own grief between tragedy and social change.
www.pbs.org /pov/pov2004/everymothersson/about.html   (1108 words)

 slant // magazine.com: Film Review - Mother
Toshiko, meanwhile, harbors suspicions that her mother is falling for her Uncle Kimura (Daisuke Katô)—fondly nicknamed "Uncle Prisoner" after his time as a POW in Manchuria—even as she herself starts to feel the first stirrings of love and passion.
The mood throughout is, rather surprisingly for Naruse, almost sickly sweet, but there's clearly a self-awareness to Mother, nowhere more evident than in the director's brilliant use, during a movie-within-the-movie sequence, of a "The End" intertitle that rather harshly defuses the sentiment on display.
Though Mother is not one of Naruse's best it does contain one of his finest closing images in which an exhausted Masako brushes back an errant strand of hair while Toshiko immortalizes her in poetic voiceover.
www.slantmagazine.com /film/film_review.asp?ID=2065   (202 words)

 NG London/Press: Mother Russia Film Season
A Russian epic, this film traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution, as he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism.
Kurosawa's film, based on the journals of a Russian army explorer, describes the author's encounter with a hunter named Dersu Uzala in the Siberian wilderness.
The winner of the Golden Lion award at last year's Venice Film Festival this is the haunting story of a father who returns after a 12-year absence to take his two teenage sons on a journey to a remote island in northern Russia.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk /about/press/2004/russian_film.htm   (613 words)

 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Queen Mother film planned   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A film based on the life of the Queen Mother is being planned by ITV broadcaster Carlton.
A spokesman for Carlton said the film, which has not yet been scripted or cast, would be a "celebration of the Queen Mother's life".
The Queen Mother celebrates her 100th birthday on 4 August, but the celebrations have already begun in earnest.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/entertainment/837634.stm   (324 words)

 Mother Teresa film festival faces hiccups - Sify.com
Kolkata: The run-up to the celebrations of Mother Teresa's beatification is facing hiccups with a Bishop and the Missionaries of Charity moving the Archdiocese of Kolkata for exclusion of two controversial films to be screened at a film festival on Mother slated for November one.
The film festival is supported by the Archdiocese of Kolkata as a run up to Mother's beatification celebrations here on November eight and nine.
In the Name of God's Poor, directed by noted French author Dominique Lapierre, earned the wrath of the MC which insisted that Mother Teresa, on whose life the film is based, did not approve of the script.
sify.com /news/fullstory.php?id=13211398   (507 words)

 OFFOFFOFF film review MOTHER'S CROSSING documentary movie by Lode Desmet
"Mother's Crossing" is a modest enough film — it simply shows one family's attempt to cross from Turkey into Greece — but it makes a big impression on the mind and heart.
A scene when they stop to inflate a rubber raft was the point when it really sank in that they could easily be swallowed up by the river in the fl of night and vanish forever in one fatal instant.
Director Lode Desmet of Belgium says that in fact, Turkish and Greek authorities are under pressure from EU countries to block this clandestine immigration, so journeys like the one we see may become steadily more difficult and perhaps more dangerous.
www.offoffoff.com /film/2004/motherscrossing.php   (524 words)

 kamera.co.uk - film review - Mother India directed by Mehboob Khan - reviewed by Simon Jones
Considered by many as the cornerstone of Indian commercial cinema and described by Salman Rushdie as "all-conquering", this remarkable film became the first Indian Film to be nominated for an Academy Award and it is easy to see why it has remained in continuous distribution ever since its original release in 1957.
Her weather-beaten features setting the tone for much of what is to come, she is immediately recognisable as a woman forged by suffering and it soon becomes clear that it is her story that Khan intends to relay.
I have seen film Mother India for more than ten times and I can say very confidently that film was a brilliant effort of Mehboob Khan.
www.kamera.co.uk /reviews_extra/mother_india.php   (1041 words)

 One tough mother - Film - www.smh.com.au
Hunter says teenagers are never shocked by the film, but parents sometimes are.
The story behind the film shows how far it is from the Hollywood mainstream.
She says the film's scale allowed it to be made as written rather than filtered through a Hollywood studio.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/03/11/1078594483338.html?from=storyrhs   (849 words)

 BBC News | FILM | Tarantino's mother turns producer
Quentin Tarantino's mother is to become a film producer, according to trade newspaper Variety.
Conflicting reports suggest that she is currently a corporate executive, others say she produces educational films.
Tarantino himself is reported to be hard at work on his next film, Kill Bill, with Uma Thurman tentatively attached to the title role.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/entertainment/film/1424459.stm   (317 words)

 London Student Issue 6 - film my mother's courage director   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The film is based upon a stageplay by the Hungarian playwright George Tabori.
The film is therefore a dramatisation of a dramatisation of fact.
She is only the actress.” Throughout the film Verhoeven takes care to remind us of the artifice behind his art: “This is merely a film.
www.londonstudent.org.uk /6issue/film/mothercouragedirect.htm   (1254 words)

 BBC - Suffolk Film - The Mother   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
That the writer is Hanif Kureishi - veteran purveyor of suburban misanthropy - is less of a surprise given the picture's mordant wit and occasional didactic barbs.
Time, it seems, is the one thing Bobby can't spare his mother, and she finds herself drawn to Darren (Daniel Craig) - the apparently easygoing handyman who's dating Paula and spending long hours around the usually empty house.
Sexual appetite and sympathy combine ("We'll be like that one day: no one wanting us") and the pair are soon spending passionate afternoons together - the thirtysomething lothario giving the sixtysomething May a spring in her autumnal step.
www.bbc.co.uk /suffolk/going_out/film/reviews/t_z/the_mother.shtml   (382 words)

 The Mother film review
Anne Reid stars as May, the eponymous mother who visits her two grown-up children in London with her husband Toots (Peter Vaughan).
There are certain scenes in The Mother that will have audiences squirming in their seats.
It's a very affecting film that will make people think about their own family relationships and deserves to be rewarded when Awards time rolls around.
www.tiscali.co.uk /entertainment/film/reviews/the_mother.html   (647 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Mother (1996)
What makes Mother, a comedy from the relentlessly wry and witty writer-director-star Albert Brooks, funny is how insightfully it portrays the stereotypical relationship between a grown man and his mother.
Albert Brooks and Debbie Reynolds, her first starring role in a film in eons, have a magnificent chemistry, playing off each other with perfect comic timing.
As is typical of Albert Brooks comedies, Mother proves yet again that comedies can be funny and intelligent at the same time and that sometimes subtlety works better than over exaggeration.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/mother.1996.shtml   (121 words)

 The mother lode - Film - Entertainment - theage.com.au
Brokeback Mountain, the story of two cowboys who fall in love during round-up, is unquestionably the film of the year.
After winning a slew of other awards, including the Golden Lion at last year's Venice Film Festival, it is hotly tipped in every available category for the Oscars.
We spent Christmas with my mother's side of the family in Montana and it was beautiful.
theage.com.au /news/film/the-mother-lode/2006/01/12/1136956295974.html   (1773 words)

 dallasobserver.com | Film | Oh, Mother
Mottola, who directed award-winning shorts as a film student at Columbia University, is finding out about the medium as he goes along.
The search for Louis and his lover is too transparently an "odyssey." The characters' turmoils seem hurried up for our benefit, as if we might lose interest in them otherwise.
His actors have the gift of appearing at the same time convivial and isolated, which is a perfect combo for this film.
www.dallasobserver.com /issues/1997-04-03/film/film3.html   (828 words)

 The Mother Film Review - Time Out Film
Scripted by the congenitally unsentimental Hanif Kureishi, The Mother gives Reid the role of a lifetime as the recently widowed May, who comes down to stay with her middle class son in London and can't find the courage to leave.
Very handsomely shot, the film exists in an altogether different zone to Michell's Notting Hill - this is a London natives may actually recognise.
Not often mentioned is the film's subject of how awkwardly families can not only handle sexuality but sudden loss.
www.timeout.com /film/73544.html   (261 words)

 channel4.com/film - The Mother   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The story begins as 65-year-old grandmother May (Reid) and her husband (Vaughan) - retired parents to Bobby (Mackintosh), a well-off but selfish father-of-two and Rose (Bradshaw), a single parent and creative writing teacher - arrive in London for an extended visit.
While Rose trudges around in her Birkenstocks, generally deflated by life, Darren appears to be a free spirit, unable to fully commit to the relationship.
At first Rose asks her mother to find out whether Darren has good intentions, but it goes awry when the unlikely couple wind up getting closer than expected.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=118481   (242 words)

 Mother Night (1996)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
"Mother Night" is certainly one of the most underappreciated films of the decade and I cannot understand why.
It stays almost entirely faithful to Vonnegut's book (without being stilted or overly literary) and adds to it a poetry that is purely cinematic.
Not only is it a beautiful film, it is a beautifully acted, written and directed film and it is among my picks for the top five or so American films of the 1990s.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0117093   (534 words)

 channel4.com/film - Bachelor Mother   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
When a department store sales assistant (Rogers) finds an abandoned baby and is promptly mistaken for its mother, she develops maternal feelings in spite of herself.
Niven, the son of the store's owner, has taken a shine to Rogers, and is consequently mistaken for the baby's father, much to the delight of his own father Coburn.
Bachelor Mother is a delightful comedy that raises surprisingly perceptive questions about single motherhood.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=100757   (125 words)

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