Despite of burgeoning love for the unborn, pregnancy is a long, hormonal, nerve-wrecking time that puts women in a bottomless pit of existential questions.
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Generational conflict stands in focus of the wonderfully accomplished debut feature length documentary ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ directed by the Turkish-born, Paris-based filmmaker Ahmet Necdet Cupur
Unemployment, poverty and lack of education are the common denominators of Zinder’s Kala Kala district. Getting away from it is more of a concept than the possibility, as no one living there has the means of escaping.
Austrian documentarian Valerie Blankenbyl eschews taking sides, and although her take on the topic can ocasionally be read as a statement, she approaches the inhabitants of ‘The Villages’ with respectful curiosity.
The Summers Brothers’ short horror I’ll Be Back Tomorrow plays with safe tropes: haunted houses, nightmares coming true and noises mistaken to be coming from some unknown creature that happen to be made by housepets
Two standard expressions spring to mind after having watched Haonan Wang’s superbly crunchy relationship horror drama Bubble: “You are so cute, I could eat you up” and “You destroy the thing that you love.”
It’s a very personal project for the director Noelia Mª Muino Gonzalez who shot her genre-esque period drama Monte Bravo in her home village in the Spanish province of Galicia, with all-amateur cast from the region.
Hawken dances around the story with a zest of a boxer that is about to win his title. He is literally in the story, alert, compationate, intimate, and Shauna Macdonald’s performance is dank, sincere and unforgettable.
Set to the sinister score composed by Richard Canavan, the film plays with the steel blue coldness at night and blinding whitness of the snowy landscape in daylight, with Steve Cardno’s photography that expands the feeling of entrapment.