The World Is Yours (Le monde est à toi)

The World Is Yours (Le monde est à toi) France (2018) Dir. Romain Gavras Crime doesn’t pay yet people still think they can prove this adage wrong - or die trying. One man hopes to walk away from this dangerous world but there are many things preventing him from doing so - including his own … Continue reading The World Is Yours (Le monde est à toi)

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Skirt Day (La journée de la jupe)

Skirt Day (La journée de la jupe) France (2008) Dir. Jean-Paul Lilienfeld Being a teacher must be one of the more thankless professions to undertake, more so in today’s age of political and racial unrest that leads to unprecedented violence in the classroom. In my day, kids were of course unruly but they respected and … Continue reading Skirt Day (La journée de la jupe)

15 Minutes Of War (L’intervention)

15 Minutes Of War (L'intervention) France/Belgium (2019) Dir. Fred Grivois Contrary to what each generation may think, terrorism is not a new concept although it has admittedly been on the rise over the past two decades through disputes involving the Middle East. 15 Minutes Of War is based on true events of a 1976 hostage … Continue reading 15 Minutes Of War (L’intervention)

Foxtrot

Foxtrot Israel/Germany/France/Switzerland (2017) Dir. Samuel Maoz War is the cause of much hurt and not always visible either. The mental anguish suffered by those in the midst of battle or at home left to wonder how their loved ones are doing is immeasurable and can’t be calculated or normalised in any way. Everyone reacts differently … Continue reading Foxtrot

My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse)

My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse) France (2015) Dir. Arnaud Desplechin Memories are a huge part of our lives, good and bad, but is it really worth dragging them back up having moved on and left the past in the past? My Golden Days finds director Arnaud Desplechin in a Proust-inspired reflective mood … Continue reading My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse)

Time Masters (Les maîtres du temps)

Time Masters (Les maîtres du temps) France (1982) Dir. René Laloux Having made the classic animation Fantastic Planet from a novel by French sci-fi author Stefan Wul, unhurried French director René Laloux’s follow up (nine years later) was another Wul adaptation, this time turning his 1958 work L'Orphelin de Perdide into Time Masters. A six-wheeled … Continue reading Time Masters (Les maîtres du temps)

An Impossible Love (Un amour impossible)

An Impossible Love (Un amour impossible) France (2018) Dir. Catherine Corsini They say you can’t help who you fall in love with (not that I would know) but there must come a point when the penny would drop and make such a splash upon impact that it is time to pull the plug on the … Continue reading An Impossible Love (Un amour impossible)