Heartstone (Hjartasteinn)

Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) Iceland (2016) Dir. Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson It might seem that geography would have no bearing on the trials of childhood and the universally experienced journey through puberty but this isn’t true. For some it might be a case of cultural traditions that make all the difference, for others it really is a result … Continue reading Heartstone (Hjartasteinn)

Hilda (Nunca he tenido una Hilda)

Hilda (Nunca he tenido una Hilda) Mexico (2014) Dir. Andres Clariond You know what they say about people with money - they might be able to buy a big house and flashy cars but they can’t buy class. It’s nice to have a healthy bank balance but being a decent human being should always be … Continue reading Hilda (Nunca he tenido una Hilda)

Harry, He’s Here To Help (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien)

Harry, He's Here To Help (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien) France (2000) Dir. Dominik Moll When we can’t rely on our families we turn to our friends instead (those of you that actually have friends) but what if they are even less help? What if they serve to make your problems even … Continue reading Harry, He’s Here To Help (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien)

Dongju: The Portrait Of A Poet

Dongju: The Portrait Of A Poet Korea (2016) Dir. Lee Joon-Ik Having kept quiet about the Japanese occupation of their country for over 70 years Korean filmmakers are no longer staying silent, having mined this dark period of their history as inspiration for a number of recent titles, including The Silenced, Spirits’ Homecoming and The … Continue reading Dongju: The Portrait Of A Poet

Papusza

Papusza Poland (2013) Dirs. Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze Bronisława Wajs, known as Papusza, was a Polish-Romani poet, noted for being one of the first Romani poets to be published, bringing Papusza fame for her delicate lyrical style, yet earning her the wrath and disdain of her people for revealing too much to the outsiders … Continue reading Papusza

Il Postino (The Postman)

Il Postino (The Postman) Italy (1994) Dir. Michael Radford If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach then the way to a woman’s is...flowers? Chocolate? Jewellery? According to Il Postino there may be another option - poetry! Adapted from the novel Ardiente paciencia by Antonio Skármeta this is the tale of shy … Continue reading Il Postino (The Postman)

A Muse (EunGyo)

A Muse (EunGyo) Korea (2012) Dir. Ji-woo Jung Lee Jeok-yo (Park Hae-il) is a respected poet, now seventy years old and living peacefully in the countryside. His thirty-something assistant, Seo Ji-woo (Kim Mu-yeol), has scored a best seller with his first novel and it is after returning from a publishing do that they find high … Continue reading A Muse (EunGyo)