Under The Sand (Sous le sable) France (2000) Dir. François Ozon When you read a plot synopsis and then notice the name of the film’s director, there are occasions where this association will elicit feelings of trepidation. This is not a case of say, Lars von Trier doing romantic comedy, but French provocateur François Ozon … Continue reading Under The Sand (Sous le sable)
The Milk Of Sorrow (La teta asustada) Peru/Spain (2009) Dir. Claudia Llosa Superstitions and old wives tales might amuse those who don’t believe in them but if they are instilled into someone for long enough they is always a change they can have a serious psychological effect on their mindset. In a small impoverished mountain … Continue reading The Milk Of Sorrow (La teta asustada)
Rage (Ikari) Japan (2016) Dir. Lee Sang-il Trust. It is not any easily relinquished commodity when meeting people in person for the first time yet we think nothing of embracing strangers online, maybe because we can’t them from behind the computer screen. But what if the real life person has an ominous cloud of doubt … Continue reading Rage (Ikari)
J'accuse! France (1938) Dir. Abel Gance Having briefly served his country in World War I French director Abel Gance’s first-hand experience led to him to make the anti-war epic J'accuse! in 1919. Almost 20 years later the rumblings across Europe saw Gance compelled to remake J'accuse! with significant plot changes but the same vital message. … Continue reading J’accuse!
The Midwife (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. Release Date – September 11th Life. It’s a funny old game. Whilst it is up to us how we live it, we need help coming into it and help when we are ready to leave it - the problem is … Continue reading The Midwife
How To Break Up With My Cat (Eo-tteoh-ge he-eo-jil-kka) Korea (2016) Dir. David Cho People who aren’t pet owners will never know how important that furry/feathered/scaly companion can be to a family unit or in a singleton’s life. Because we can’t communicate directly with our pets we don’t always know what they want beyond, food, … Continue reading How To Break Up With My Cat (Eo-tteoh-ge he-eo-jil-kka)
12 Russia (2007) Dir. Nikita Mikhalkov "The law is all powerful and constant, but what can be done when mercy has a greater force than law?" This potent quote from the pseudonymous B. Tosia closes this contemporary Russian remake/adaptation of the classic 12 Angry Men, relocating the sweaty 1950’s US jury room to a wintry … Continue reading 12