Jorge Queiroga's magic realist drama Behind the Clouds concerns young Paulo, a little boy bereft of his father, whose widowed mother ardently refuses to grant him permission to meet his paternal granddad. When Paulo reaches the age of 10, he expressly defies his mother's orders by making a secret journey to his grandfather's home, in a remote part of the country. Once there, he finds a fantastic invention: a little red car with the ability to take him soaring high into the clouds, and the added ability to send him spiraling backward in time. Alas, Paulo's grandfather grows increasingly distraught over the time travel element, and in the process, Paulo arrives at some sobering and disillusioning realizations about the mystery surrounding his clan.
A provocative and potent look at The Dalai Lama's ceaseless struggle for justice and recognition for the Tibetan people, The Sun Behind the Clouds focuses on the pivotal and particularly tumultuous events of 2008. From Buddhist monks' protests in Lhasa on the 50th anniversary of the Chinese invasion and the four-month march of exiled Tibetans through India to the Tibetan border, to the Beijing Olympics and the raucous talks between the Dalai Lama's representatives and the Chinese government, the film uncovers the growing rifts between younger Tibetans and their most respected spiritual leader.
Iboga Records presents a double CD album from Behind Blue Eyes and Krusseldorf. Together they have created a fantastic album also containing contributions from friends and fellow artists like Mikael Dahlgaard, Rene Nielsen, Martin Zimmermann, Andrew Davidson, Carolin Terzian, Barton and Hayden Strom, Philip Guillaume, Yotopia, Flowjob and Joyce Mercedes. The music is an awesome blend of Techno, Trance and Chillout with everything in between and a little more! What is it they try to express, what's the fuzz all about? Well, its about the ever ongoing process of creativity and development, its about sharing ideas and unite them to reach higher goals…
Hailing from Finland is Paidarion, one of the more unique acts on the modern progressive rock scene. Their sound consists of various styles of prog rock, as well as a liberal dosing of jazz, funk, pop, and a host of other genres. Behind the Curtains is their second full-length album, and in spite of its diversity and complex nature, it manages to remain surprisingly accessible and user-friendly. Paidarion have crafted a pretty enjoyable record this time around, and anyone who enjoys the more eclectic side of modern art rock should be sure to give this a listen.