Aesthetically, the film plays with this well-to-do liberalism, all elegant black and white photography and judicious use of classical music on the soundtrack.
‘Healing’ is an apt psychological drama / thriller with good production values and powered by compelling acting.
Although the message of the film, shown at the very end, is dubious, the journey there in the hands of Elsener, who serves as the writer, director, editor and producer here, is smooth, deft and crafty.
There is not even a shadow of a doubt that ‘Kingdom’ is an example of the so-called “Issues Cinema”, aimed at delivering a certain kind of message to the audience.
‘Little Miss Fate’ is a retro-looking animation that takes its influences from a variety of sources…
In a brisk format of just over 6 minutes and without a single line of dialogue, ‘Phlegm’ is a wickedly funny study of our world and of human behaviour.
‘How To Die Young In Manila’ has the sense of a fever dream, that has a tangible and heavy atmosphere yet also displays a remarkable amount of lyricism.
‘Crock of Gold’ is a consistently colourful and entertaining yarn, even for non-fans and Pogues agnostics.
Servane d’Alverny is more interested in creating the specific mood rather than telling a story.