lista filme

decembrie 14, 2009

I Am Sam

Stars: Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning, Michele Pfeiffer
Released: 1998
Director: Harold Becker
Length: 108 Minutes

The story of an autistic man living independently and functioning well in the real world until his life changes drastically when he becomes a father and is left to care for his small child.

The Other Sister

Stars: Juliette Lewis, Dianne Keaton, Giovanni Ribisi
Released: 1999
Director: Garry Marshall
Length: 127 Minutes

A girl with many autistic traits proves herself capable of living independently when she moves into an apartment and starts college.

Mercury Rising

Stars: Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes
Released: 1998
Director: Harold Becker
Length: 108 Minutes

A brilliant 9-year-old autistic boy becomes a target for assassins after he breaks a top government code. An undercover FBI agent finds the boy hiding in his closet and protects him.


Stars: David Hewlett, Julian Richings, Helen Holloway
Released: 1997
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Length: 91 Minutes

This low-budget science-fiction drama, winner of a 1997 Toronto Film Festival prize for „Best Canadian First Feature,” depicts the plight of a group of people clad in prison-style uniforms and trapped in futuristic cube-like metal cells. One of the prisoners is Kazan, an autistic man.

Forest Gump

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright-Penn, Gary Sinise
Released: 1994
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Length: 135 Minutes

A best-picture winner presenting a comical view of the American experience from the 1940s to the 1980s as seen through the eyes of a man with some autistic traits.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen
Released: 1993
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Length: 118 Minutes

Gilbert Grape lives in a small town where nothing much happens. The town’s most interesting resident is Gilbert’s autistic brother Arnie.

Little Man Tate

Stars: Dianne Weist, Harry Connick, Jr.
Released: 1991
Director: Jodie Foster
Length: 118 Minutes

Fred is a genius with many Aspberger’s traits. His mother, Dede is determined to protect Fred from opportunists who wish to exploit his intellect. An interesting insight into the emotions of a child with autistic traits.

Backstreet Dreams

Stars: Brooke Shields, Sherilyn Fenn, Tony Fields, Burt Young, Anthony Franciosa
Released: 1990
Director: Rupert Hitzig
Length: 104 Minutes

A gangster, with apparent mafia connections, winds up taking care of his autistic son. The child displays many autistic behaviors, such as social withdrawal, does not speak, and rocks. A graduate student decides to help the child as well as help the father leave the mafia.

Change of Habit

Stars: Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Jane Elliot, Barbara McNair
Released: 1969
Director: William Graham
Length: 97 Minutes

Elvis plays a physician who runs a medical clinic in a poor neighborhood. Three nuns are sent to assist Elvis in his medical practice. A parent brings her girl to the clinic for an evaluation and treatment. The girl is diagnosed as having autism because she rocks, does not want to be held, and does not respond to sounds. Elvis treats the girl, and she begins to break out of her autism.

Run Wild, Run Free

Stars: Mark Lester, John Mills, Fiona Fullerton, Gordon Jackson
Released: 1969
Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Length: 100 Minutes

Mark Lester (of Oliver fame ), plays Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about 10 years old, who has been mute since age 3. He spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. Gradually Philip emerges from his shell. But the way out is full of heartbreak and setbacks.

House of Cards

Stars: Asha Menina, Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Esther Rolle
Released: 1993
Director: Michael Lessac
Length: 107 Minutes

A bright, young girl withdraws soon after her father is killed by falling off a cliff. She believes that by withdrawing socially and climbing tall structures, she will reunite with her father who she believes is near the moon. She exhibits many autistic characteristics, such as insistence on sameness, good coordination, lack of social interaction, and no language. At the end of the movie, the mother builds a circular tower which is similar to a tower the child built from playing cards. The mother climbs the tower with her daughter, and the girl comes out of her autistic-like state.

Killer Diller

Stars: Lucas Black, Fred Willard, William Lee Scott, Ashley Johnson
Released: 2004
Director: Tricia Brock
Length: 107 Minutes

A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band

Rain Man

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino
Released: 1988
Director: Barry Levinson
Length: 140 Minutes

A car dealer returns to his boyhood home soon after learning about his father’s death. His father left a large sum of money to a benefactor, who he later discovers is left to his autistic brother, Raymond. Raymond was institutionalized soon after his mother’s death because of the fear that he might accidentally hurt his younger brother. Raymond has many autistic features, such as perseverations, insistence on sameness, rocking, self-injury, and savant abilities. Throughout the movie, the car dealer gets to know his brother during a cross-country car trip. (Dr. Rimland was the technical advisor on this movie ).
Silence (also known as Crazy Jack and The Boy)

Stars: Will Geer, Ellen Geer, Ian Geer, Richard Kelton
Released: 1974
Director: John Korty
Length: 99 Minutes

An autistic child is lost during a camping trip and is befriended by a hermit. The child leaves the hermit’s house and is then faced with the dangers of the woods. He is later rescued.
The Pit

Stars: Sammy Snyders, Richard Alden, Jeannie Elias, Laura Hollingsworth
Released: 1981
Director: Lew Lehman
Length: 97 Minutes

Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin (Sammy Snyder) is a misunderstood lad. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he’s weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep pit full of man-eating creatures he calls Trogs…and it isn’t long before he gets an idea for getting revenge and feeding the Trogs in the process!
The Boy Who Could Fly

Stars: Jay Underwood, Lucy Deakins, Fred Savage, Colleen Dewhurst, Fred Gwynne, Louise Fletcher
Released: 1986
Director: Nick Castle
Length: 114 Minutes

A teenager with autism is sent to live with his uncle after his parents die in an airplane crash. The teenager exhibits many features of autism such as social withdrawal, no languge, and stereotypic behaviors. A girl who lives in a house next door befriends the teenager. Initially, she becomes his friend, but later she becomes his tutor. After much one-on-one contact, the teenager becomes more aware of other people and starts to show emotions. Because of his uncle’s alcohol problem, the teenager is sent to an institution. At the end of the movie, the teenager flew away to avoid being institutionalized.


decembrie 14, 2009


About Chocolate

Starring: Yanin Vismistananda, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong

A kickboxing hero with a difference arises in this action saga from Thailand. Japanese mobster Masashi (Hiroshi Abe) and his Thai partner and girlfriend, Zin (Ammara Siripong), narrowly escape death at the hands of underworld boss Number 8 (Pongpat Wachirabunjong) and his bodyguard Priscilla (Sirimongkol Iamthuam), but the scuffle has unexpected consequences – Masashi’s superiors order him to return to Japan, and Zin finds she’s pregnant with his child. Zin raises their daughter, Zen (Yanin Vismitananda), on her own and discovers she’s autistic; one of the few things that helps bring Zen out of her inner world is chocolate, and in time the girl develops a remarkable skill in the martial arts. When Zin is diagnosed with cancer, the family cannot afford the chemotherapy that could save her life until her friend Moom (Taphon Phopwandee) comes up with a plan – plenty of people still owe Zin money from her days as an outlaw, and with Zen as a candy-fueled enforcer, he might be able to get them to pay up and raise the funds for Zin’s medical bills. Chokgohlaet (aka Chocolate) was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who previously made several pictures starring Thai martial arts master Tony Jaa. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Mozart and the whale

decembrie 14, 2009

Acest film m-a emotionat profund!Trebuie sa il vedeti!
Mozart and the whale

Mozart and the Whale Este o comedie romantica inspirita din vietile a doi oameni, Donald (Josh Hartnett) si Isabel (Radha Mitchell), care sufera de sindromul Asperger, o forma de autism. Din aceasta cauza, ei au disfunctii emotionale, care ameninta sa le strice relatia. Donald este un sofer de taxi, cu un suflet foarte bun, indragostit de cifre si care poate realiza calcule uimitoare in timp record. Ca orice persoana care sufera de acest sindrom, el are multe obisnuinte si fixatii. Viata lui se schimba in momentul in care Isabel se alatura grupului de sprijin pentru cei afectati de aceasta boala, pe care il conduce Donald.

Mary and Max

decembrie 14, 2009

It is a simple tale of pen-friendship between two very different people; Mary Dinkle, living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and New Yorker Max Horovitz. Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, Mary and Max’s friendship survives much more than the average diet of life’s ups and downs. Written by Icon

In the mid-1970’s, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. She’s Mary Dinkle, the only child of an alcoholic mother and a distracted father. He’s Max Horowitz, living alone in New York, overweight, subject to anxiety attacks. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence, interrupted by a stay in an asylum and a few misunderstandings. Mary falls in love with a neighbor, saves money to have a birthmark removed and deals with loss. Max has a friendship with a neighbor, tries to control his weight, and finally gets the dream job. Will the two ever meet face to face?
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In anul 1976, o fetita durdulie in varsta de 8 ani pe nume Mary Daisy Dinkle, care locuieste in suburbiile orasului Melbourne din Australia impreuna cu o mama alcoolica si un tata obsedat de hobby-urile sale, nu are nici un prieten si isi petrece timpul mancand ciocolata, band lapte condensat si vizionand desenele animate favorite numite „The Noblits”, gaseste la biblioteca o carte telefonica cu abonatii orasului New York, alege o persoana la intamplare si ii scrie acestui necunoscut o scrisoare. Destinatarul este Max Jerry Horovitz, un evreu nevrotic, singuratic si obez in varsta de 44 de ani, care are trei scopuri in viata: sa dobandeasca toata colectia de jucarii The Noblits, sa isi faca provizii de ciocolata care sa ii ajunga o viata intreaga si sa-si gaseasca un prieten.

Intre Mary si Max se leaga o prietenie inocenta prin intermediul scrisorilor pe care si le trimit unul altuia, prietenie ce se va intinde pe parcursul a 20 de ani si va suprima distanta dintre doua continente, aducand in prim-plan teme spinoase precum diferentele sexuale si religioase, alcoolismul, obezitatea, tulburarile psihice, agorafobia, cleptomania, autismul sau suicidul.

* Titlu: Mary and Max
* Data lansare (SUA): 15 Ianuarie 2009
* Data lansare (Romania): 02 Octombrie 2009

Autism Is a World

decembrie 14, 2009

Un sensibilizator documentar despre lumea interioara a unei femei autiste, scrierile ei si prietenii pe care si i-a facut in timpul facultatii.

Gerardine Wurzburg
Julianna Margulies, Sue Rubin
Gen film
Documentar, Scurt Metraj
40 minute


decembrie 14, 2009

50 min
regia: Jonathan Smith, documentarist: Zac Beattie
imagine: Jonathan Smith, Chris Bairstow
sunet: Zac Beattie montaj: James Gold
Century Films, UK, 2005

Roxanne is a typical teenage girl who is into music and clothes but struggles to make friends due to „inappropriate” behaviour and sudden violent attacks. Maneer lost his mother recently and is prone to bouts of frustration. Esther is alone and generally an outsider in her community, with a background of always being by herself. Roy obsessively talks about Eastenders and gets annoyed if his video collection has it’s labelling even slightly out of whack and is easily thrown by new things. All four of them are pupils at a state school for pupils with autism. This documentary follows the four people and sees what „normal” life means for them.
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Un film de exceptie:HER NAME IS SABINE!

decembrie 14, 2009

Am vizionat acest flm cu mare interes.Va recomand sa il achizitionati!

Multe se vor schimba in modul de aprivi munca de terapeut cu copii,tinerii cu autism!

Sandrine Bonnaire is the elegant French actor who starred in movies such as Maurice Pialat’s Sous le Soleil de Satan, Claude Chabrol’s La Cérémonie and Patrice Leconte’s Monsieur Hire. Now she has turned documentary-maker. Using her own video archive and shooting new material herself, she offers a deeply intelligent, moving, personal essay about her sister Sabine, who has autism, a condition that was for years catastrophically undiagnosed. Bonnaire uses family videos of Sabine as a heartbreakingly free-spirited girl and intercuts these images with the grim reality of Sabine as she is now, almost unrecognisable at 38: overweight, depressed, prone to abusive and aggressive episodes. With enlightened treatment in a new care home, Sabine is evidently making progress, but she had previously been placed in a heartless psychiatric hospital that thought of nothing but drugging and pacifying its patient-


Bonnaire’s movie reflects on the most painful question: how much of Sabine’s decline was unavoidable? She didn’t need to be incarcerated, but inevitably Sandrine would leave home, and to some degree abandon Sabine. The intensity of those early videos shows a kind of incipient tragic narcissism in the director: a melancholy presentiment that the poor bewildered sister left behind was the hidden döppelgänger to the glamorous movie star who went out to conquer the world.

An intelligent, moving and beautiful portrait of Sabine, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sister, the famous French actress Sandrine Bonnaire. Through personal footage filmed over a period of 25 years, it is revealed that Sabine’s growth and many talents were crushed by improper diagnosis and an inadequate care structure. After a tragic five-year stay in a psychiatric hospital, Sabine finally finds a new lease on life in a home together with other young people living with similar mental and emotional illnesses. This very intimate film also sends an urgent message to a society that still does not know how to properly take care of its citizens with physical and psychological disabilities.

sevente din film puteti gasi si pe youtube dar recomand vizionarea intregului film.