The Overcoat (Shinel)

The Overcoat (Shinel) Russia (1926) Dir. Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg Despite the huge acclaim Russian silent cinema has achieved here in the west, it was a different story on its native soil back in the day, when even such revered classics as Battleship Potemkin weren’t hits with neither the public nor critics. Western frivolity … Continue reading The Overcoat (Shinel)

Inversion

Inversion (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: New Wave Films) Running Time: 81 minutes approx. When the legendary Tammy Wynette sang the immortal lyric “Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman” I doubt she had the women of Iran in mind, but films like Behnam Behzadi’s Inversion do add a certain poignant and desperate potency … Continue reading Inversion