MADLY IN LOVE
SMOORVERLIEFD
2010, Kinepolis Film Distribution, 90 min, Belgium, Dir: Hilde Van Mieghem

Sort of a tonal first cousin to American director Nancy Meyers, director Hilde Van Mieghem paints a hectic if delightful roller coaster portrait of a family of women dealing with love at many points on its spectrum: first crushes, lust, affairs, baby fever, and indestructible love. Official selection at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011. "Sex, lies and AMELIE-like cinematic tricks...a carnal variation on musical chairs." - Variety. In Dutch with English subtitles.


JUNIOR BONNER
1972, Walt Disney Co., 100 min, USA, Dir: Sam Peckinpah

Steve McQueen is Junior Bonner, a restless rodeo star trying to deal with his drifter-con man dad (Robert Preston) and outspoken, responsible mom (Ida Lupino), as well as girlfriend Barbara Leigh - when he’s not getting his head busted on bucking broncos. A sometimes funny, sometimes melancholy meditation on Americans who’ve forsaken the 9-to-5 strait jacket to thrive in a much more rugged lifestyle. With Ben Johnson and Joe Don Baker.


CONVOY
1978, MGM Repertory, 106 min, USA, Dir: Sam Peckinpah

For some strange reason, CB radios and long-distance truckers became all the rage in the late ’70s. When C.W. McCall’s country hit "Convoy" rocketed up the pop charts as well, the phenomenon took on a life of its own. Bill L. Norton (CISCO PIKE) wrote the screenplay for director Sam Peckinpah’s irascible action comedy about a trucker known as Rubber Duck (Kris Kristofferson), who, in league with his gal Melissa (Ali MacGraw), leads a rebellious convoy of like-minded drivers in protest against a brutally repressive sheriff called Cottonmouth (Ernest Borgnine). With Burt Young, Franklin Ajaye, Seymour Cassel.


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