All about my mother Not one less

Remarkable Films, directors

The wind that shakes the barley (directed by Kenneth Loach)

The movie called, the wind that shakes the barley, deals with Irish War of Independence (1919-1921) and the Irish Civil War (1922-1923). This movie tells a story about two brothers who participated in Irish Republican Army to fight for Irish Independence from the United Kingdom. This film won the Palme d’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.


All about my mother (directed by Pedro Almodovar)

All about my mother, which is one of Pedro Almodovar’s representative works, deals with various issues including AIDS, transvestitism, and faith. This movie conveys the message that “mother is strong”. This film won the prize for the Best Director at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.



Not one less (directed by Zhang Yimou)

Not one less, which is Chinese film, tells a story about one little girl who becomes a teacher for a month in small village. She makes an effort not to lose any students. Through this film, the director, Zhang Yimou, want to tell education reformation and the economic gap between urban and rural life in China. The interesting thing is that he did not use any professional actors; all the characters including the main character were not actors, and they acted with their real name. It is the way to show the real life by blurring boundaries between fiction and reality. This film won Golden Lion at the 1999 Venice Film Festival.

Old Boy (directed by Chan-Wook Park)

Remarkable South Korean director Chan-Wook Park determined to make the films about revenge, and produced them. He called this project as “The Vengeance Trilogy”. Old Boy is the second one of the project. This movie deals with one man who is locked in a hotel room for 15 years without even knowing the reason. After released, he tries to find the person who had captured him and wants to revenge. Old Boy won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and high praise from the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino. Since that time, this film has caught on splendidly with audience.