Under The Tree (Undir trénu)

Under The Tree (Undir trénu) Iceland (2017) Dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson It’s amazing how things can escalate from a harmless neighbourly request to full on war of attrition but people are funny like that. Naturally, we don’t like to think our neighbours could be that unreasonable or petty, but you never can tell as this … Continue reading Under The Tree (Undir trénu)


Homesick Austria/Germany (2015) Dir. Jakob M. Erwa “Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours” So says the famous theme song for the perennial Aussie TV soap opera, but it makes no mention of bad neighbours or the creepy ones with pernicious agendas. Luckily, we have cinema to take up that particular challenge instead… Jessica (Esther Maria Pietsch) … Continue reading Homesick

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) Sweden (2015) Dir. Hannes Holm If people are grumpy, maybe there is a reason for this, but how many of us are either too intimidated or simply put off by someone’s gruff and belligerent behaviour to find out what that reason is? Based on the novel … Continue reading A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

Creepy (Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin)

Creepy (Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin) Japan (2016) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa People are strange. But I suppose we are all strange in the eyes of others in one way or another. Then there are those whose foibles and idiosyncrasies are the result of a damaged psyche and become dangerous as a result. We read about them, … Continue reading Creepy (Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin)