At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the legendary diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina.
'Olmo and the Seagull' is a poetic and existential dive into an actress's mind during the nine months of her pregnancy as she must confront her most fiery inner demons while trying to rewrite a new philosophy of life, identity and love. Underlying this hybrid film is mounting tension over what is real and what is enacted when one is performing one's own life.
A seagull makes a man a sandwich.
Anton Chekhov's play "The Seagull" is brought to life in this acclaimed 1975 production directed by John Desmond. Seeking to reform the theater, Konstantin (Frank Langella) has written an experimental play with the lead to be acted by his beloved, Nina (Blythe Danner). He arranges the first performance to take place at a country estate, but the presence of his self-absorbed mother (Lee Grant) and her novelist lover disrupts the production.
An adaptation of the play by Anton Chekhov.
Christiaan Olwagen (Johnny is nie Dood nie, Kanarie) adapts Anton Chekhov's classic play, The Seagull, to film, and places it in South Africa in the 1990’s, almost one hundred years after it was written. Performed in Afrikaans, with English subtitles, the characters are easily recognised, yet appear as if they were written for this new setting.
The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is full of fantasy and myths. And these are exactly what Danish artist Lasse Lau reflects upon – and in turn documents – in his first feature-length film. But how do you give a form to the Greenlandic experience when you are an outsider yourself? Lau has created a sensitive film about authenticity and recreation by letting both elements become a part of the work, together with his performers. But also by watching and listening intently. The colonial history is entrenched in both Greenland's infinitely beautiful landscapes and in the collective consciousness. But so is the willingness to break with it and look ahead with a new political self-awareness. 'Lykkelænder' is the result of a long-term research project, but talks about its extremely complex topics in a way that grounds the postcolonial perspective in a recognisable life experience. It does so with both a sense of humour and with emphasis.
The Seagull is about the natural tendency to seek love in the wrong places. Masha is in love with the playwright Constantin, who is in love with Nina. However Nina ignores Constantin's affection and becomes infatuated with another man. Constantin must endure not only rejection but also the ridicule of his mother, Madame Arkadina, a fading diva.
Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.
Yakup (Onur Buldu) works as a caretaker at a small chicken farm set in the mountainous Torbalı area of Izmir. He is married to the much younger Mediha (Sahra Şaş), and they live a rather conventionally dull and almost unhappy life. Yakup’s enjoyment is limited to following his favourite football team, while Mediha tries to escape by watching television. The arrival of a newlywed couple will agitate their secluded routine. Riza (Öner Erkan), who works as an assistant at the farm, and his wife Nurgül (İrem Sak) are almost the opposite of them. Liberal and open-minded in every possible aspect, the new couple settles next-door and starts to influence Mediha’s and Yakup’s lifestyle. The traditional austerity is suddenly influenced by the new “Western” trends and the claustrophobic environment will be the perfect setting for the heroes to unveil their true identities.
The debut, as a director, writer and producer of actress Maria Popistasu.
In the days of Chosun Korea, a Sword (Royal Gift) was stolen and taken to Japan by a grave robber. A brave young man named Hail fights international criminals to get the Sword back. One day in Japan, Yakuza boss Ohmikkami is cruelly killed by the Mafia and take the Royal Sword. The young man, informed that the Sword is in the hands of the Mafia, visits Japan and New York to take back the Sword. His girlfriend, Chaerin, is a car engineer who is also in New York for a car show. Hail finds out the location of the Sword in New York through his beautiful American assistant Josie. The mafia, worried about the safety of the Sword, kidnaps Josie. Hail is forced to confront them to get her and the Sword back. Will he win and get them both back?
Devon, a sweet 10 year-old Vincentian child loses what is dearest to him, a ball that he has had since he was a child.
In Kyrgyzstan village school old teacher of Russian language was change to a young teacher of Turkish language. But old man doesn't give up, he is completely in love with Russian culture and he desperately wants children to learn the language. A lot of funny and sad at the same time situations happens to him on the way fighting for his love.
What if Konstantin Gavrilovich, from Anton Chekkov's famous play, did not commit suicide and was murdered instead? And who did it? Boris Akunin's take on The Seagull unfolds as a comedic murder mystery.
A young boy, Ive, and his friends set sail on the sea in order to try and repay his father's debts. They name their boat "Sinji galeb". Soon, the pirate Lorenco and his gang notice the children on their boat.
Marco Bellocchio's film of Chekhov's SEAGULL for Italian television.
A story based on the famous play by Anton Chekhov.
As customary per year, the entire family is gathering on the island for a conference that discusses the current financial situations of each respective person. Because of the family head's poor health, this year involves the topic of the head of the family's inheritance and how it will be distributed. However, the family is unaware that the distribution of his wealth is the least of Ushiromiya Kinzo's concerns for this year's family conference. After being told that his end was approaching by his longtime friend and physician, Kinzo is desperate to meet his life's true love one last time: the Golden Witch, Beatrice. Having immersed himself in black magic for many of the later years in his life, Kinzo instigates a ceremony to revive his beloved upon his family's arrival on Rokkenjima. Soon after, a violent typhoon traps the family on the island and a string of mysterious murders commence, forcing the eighteen people on the island to fight for their lives in a deadly struggle between fantasy and reality.