Gauguin (Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti)

Gauguin (Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti) France (2017) Dir. Edouard Deluc Paul Gauguin is a polarising figure in the history of art - retrospectively revered for his paintings and developing the style of Synthetism but loathed for his immoral lifestyle. As the original French title of this film suggests, the stage of his life being … Continue reading Gauguin (Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti)

Daguerrotype (aka Le secret de la chambre noire)

Daguerrotype (aka Le secret de la chambre noire) France/Japan (2016) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa Leave it to Kiyoshi Kurosawa to be different. While other Asian or non-English speaking directors seek the glamour and big budgets of Hollywood to ply the trade beyond their home markets, Japan’s top psychological horror auteur chose France for his overseas cinematic … Continue reading Daguerrotype (aka Le secret de la chambre noire)

Water Drops On Burning Rocks (Gouttes d’eau sur pierres brûlantes)

Water Drops On Burning Rocks (Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes) France (2000) Dir. François Ozon This is a collaboration of sorts between two arthouse heavyweights which would have blown a few minds had it occurred when one of them was still alive. French enfant terrible François Ozon adapts a stage play by German auteur Rainer … Continue reading Water Drops On Burning Rocks (Gouttes d’eau sur pierres brûlantes)