My King (Mon Roi)

My King (Mon Roi) France (2015) Dir. Maïwenn Bruises heal but mental abuse stays forever, yet some schools of thought propagate a possible correlation between the two, and that rehabbing the physical could help fix the psychological. This might just be modern cod philosophy or an unexplored phenomenon but they do say “healthy body, healthy … Continue reading My King (Mon Roi)

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Force Majeure

Force Majeure Sweden (2014) Dir. Ruben Östlund Over the past few years Sweden’s Ruben Östlund has carved a niche out for himself as a master of the bleak, gritty confrontational domestic drama, covering many themes from racism and bullying to Downs Syndrome to peer pressure. Force Majeure sees Östlund spread his wings in terms of ambition … Continue reading Force Majeure

Sister (L’enfant d’en haut)

  Sister (L'enfant d'en haut) France/Switzerland (2012) Dir. Ursula Meier Twelve year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) and his older sister Lousie (Léa Seydoux) live in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With Louise unable to keep a job and sending more time sleeping around it is up to Simon to be the … Continue reading Sister (L’enfant d’en haut)