Cannes etc.

/Cannes etc.

Cold War – Der Breitengrad der Liebe

2019-05-02T10:31:47+00:00

“Paweł Pawlikowski’s love letter to his parents is a sweeping tale of passion and politics set in the shadow of the Iron Curtain. Paweł Pawlikowski won the best director award at Cannes in May for this sweepingly intimate love story about a star-crossed couple falling together and apart through the Iron Curtain of postwar Europe. [...]

Capharnaüm

2019-05-02T17:33:06+00:00

“The film starts with the audacious, hooky premise of a young boy who sues his parents for having him, and over the course of its two hours, it makes its case relentlessly, devastatingly, and uncompromisingly. (...) In the slums of Beirut that Labaki’s characters inhabit, people, especially children, come to be a part of that [...]

Gabriel and the mountain

2018-08-16T14:40:31+00:00

“On one level, the film can be classified as a journey of discovery, but what deepens interest is the way Barbosa constantly asks the viewer to question what it means to travel. Gabriel (João Pedro Zappa) bristles at the idea that he’s a tourist, insisting on the more egalitarian word “traveler.” He believes he can [...]

I Am Not a Witch

2018-08-16T16:21:38+00:00

“A fable-like story about a young African girl banished from her village for alleged witchcraft, it blends deadpan humor with light surrealism, vivid visuals and left-field musical choices. (…) With smart marketing, Nyoni's bold fusion of folklore, social comment, magical realism and her own family heritage could even translate into breakout word-of-mouth success akin to [...]