Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la belle éducation)

Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la belle éducation) France (2017) Dir. Anne Fontaine It’s tough being yourself in a world unforgiving and prejudiced against certain groups or lifestyles that you may fit in with that don’t adhere to convention. But, what if you were given an opportunity to hide that side of you away or maybe … Continue reading Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la belle éducation)

A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. Director Stéphane Brizé, confounds expectations by following his multi-award winning social drama The Measure Of A Man with an uncharacteristic spartan period drama. A Woman’s Life, an adaptation of the 19th century novel Une Vie by Guy de Maupassant, … Continue reading A Woman’s Life

Heal The Living (Réparer les vivants)

Heal The Living (Réparer les vivants) France/Belgium (2016) Dir. Katell Quillévéré Some film directors find a niche and stick with it, for better or worse, while others like to expand their creativity from film to film, covering a number of themes, styles and genres. France’s Katell Quillévéré fits in the latter category as her three … Continue reading Heal The Living (Réparer les vivants)

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (Bang Gang (une histoire d’amour moderne))

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (Bang Gang (une histoire d'amour moderne)) France (2015) Dir. Eva Husson If ever there were an aphorism not open to debate, it would be “Every generation thinks it invented sex”. French director Eva Husson explores this in her debut offering which, rather shockingly - but then again not so … Continue reading Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (Bang Gang (une histoire d’amour moderne))