L’Amant Double

L'Amant Double France/Belgium (2017) Dir. François Ozon When a director’s reputation precedes them by a vast distance, reading the summary of their latest film fills you with either a cold dread or perverse excitement. And when that director is maverick auteur François Ozon and one early shot is an extreme close up of lady parts … Continue reading L’Amant Double

Q (aka Desire)

Q (aka Desire) France (2011) Dir. Laurent Bouhnik If there is one topic in film which will attract one audience and repel another at the same time it is sex. And while it is one thing to be a bit steamy and raunchy in mainstream cinema, it is another to be borderline pornographic, ever if … Continue reading Q (aka Desire)

The Duke Of Burgundy

The Duke Of Burgundy UK (2015) Dir. Peter Strickland The mark of a good filmmaker is often revealed in their versatility and range of styles, themes and genres they tackle. British director Peter Strickland is only three films into his career yet they are all distinctly different. Following his debut, the rural Romanian set Katalin … Continue reading The Duke Of Burgundy

In My End Is My Beginning (Kkotgwa sijak)

In My End Is My Beginning (Kkotgwa sijak) Korea (2013) Dir. Min Kyu-dong Question: When is new film not a new film? Answer: When it is an extended version of a short film which has already been sitting on the shelf for four years. That is the basic deal behind this pseudo-erotic melodrama from Korean … Continue reading In My End Is My Beginning (Kkotgwa sijak)