Courted (L’hermine)

Courted (L'hermine) France (2015) Dir. Christian Vincent The English translation of this French courtroom drama suffused with rom-com elements is a pun, while the French title refers to the ermine lined robes judges wear. What does this have to do with anything? This is a problem with Courted - it unites two disparate genres that … Continue reading Courted (L’hermine)

The Duke Of Burgundy

The Duke Of Burgundy UK (2015) Dir. Peter Strickland The mark of a good filmmaker is often revealed in their versatility and range of styles, themes and genres they tackle. British director Peter Strickland is only three films into his career yet they are all distinctly different. Following his debut, the rural Romanian set Katalin … Continue reading The Duke Of Burgundy

After The Wedding (Efter brylluppet)

After The Wedding (Efter brylluppet) Denmark (2006) Dir. Susanne Bier Jacob Petersen (Mads Mikkelsen) runs a small orphanage in India which si facing bankruptcy until a wealthy Swedish businessman living in Denmark, Jørgen Lennart Hansson (Rolf Lassgård), wants to invest. Jacob travels to Denmark to meet Jørgen, where Jørgen invites Jacob to the wedding of … Continue reading After The Wedding (Efter brylluppet)

Above the Street, Below the Water (Over gaden under vandet)

Above the Street, Below the Water (Over gaden under vandet) Denmark (2009) Dir. Charlotte Sieling The seemingly happy marriage of Anne (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and Ask (Nicolas Bro) comes to an end when Ask tires of holding the fort while actress Anne is constantly away. At a marriage counselling session Ask announces that he needs … Continue reading Above the Street, Below the Water (Over gaden under vandet)