Plot-wise, Blindsided walks on the fairly familiar territory, but Bjarnason is a competent storyteller to make it interesting.
Ólason embraces the clichés of the festival-friendly Icelandic cinema in order to tell the ages old story of fatherhood and turns them into the film’s strength.
If you think you are having a bad day, remember that someone else is probably having even a worse one.
Monday seems like an ambitiously constructed film, especially for a short, but ends up resembling an exercise in style when it comes to the “hyperlink” filmmaking.
The story itself is fun enough to follow and keeps the viewer in the light laugh-ready mood for all of the film’s 13 minutes of runtime by playing with our expectations.
No man is an island, but the life in a broken home in a small coastal town is a pretty solitary experience for the twelve-year-old Bragi.
Esmaili doesn’t intervene, she lets the story flow its seemingly free flow through the voices and gestures of the protagonists…
The feature debut You And I by the Indonesian filmmaker Fanny Chotimah is documentary about the two survivors of the Indonesian Mass Killings (1965-66)
In his short offbeat documentary ‘Best Year Ever’, James N. Kienitz Wilkins takes a cynical look at the past year by adapting Richard Scarry’s epic children book classic, which sees different animal families enjoying all kind of activities during the four seasons.