Everybody Knows further proves why Iranian director Asghar Farhadi is the master of family-centred, tension-filled dramas, even if it’s his most Hollywood-ized work yet.
Tag: Foreign Films
Single location films aren’t easy to pull off and on the rare occasion when done right (like in 2010’s Buried) they can be quite engaging and fast-paced. The Danish-set The Guilty, without a doubt, falls into the engaging category, but not only does it keep our adrenaline pumping, it unfolds layer upon layer with a situation you don’t see coming and will leave you assessing what our protagonist (and the audience) has had to deal with after the final credits roll.
Capharnaüm opens with our protagonist Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), impossibly tiny in his handcuffs, suing his parents for giving him life.
Matteo Garrone, director of the popular Italian crime film Gomorrah (2008) is back with another intriguing thriller in the upcoming Dogman.
Osamu (Lily Franky) is an opportunistic man with a glint in his eye.
Originally titled Amelie Rennt, which loosely (and rather ironically, as you will see after watching the film) translates to ‘Amelie Runs’, Mountain Miracle is right up there on my list of favourite movies from 2018, second only to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Ready for another ensemble cast of lovable idiots trying to do a thing behind the curtains of a bigger thing before people find out they aren’t really suited to do that bigger thing?
The 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival offers a confronting and thought-provoking drama in the form of What Will People Say.
This July, the 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival brings with it a diverse program of acclaimed films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.
Mrs. Hyde (sometimes known as Madame Hyde) is a French film about a teacher named Marie Gequil aka Madame Hyde. Mrs. Hyde is not my first French film, but I have only seen a handful, so I was interested to see if this film would be similar to my other experiences.
The 2018 French Film Festival premieres in Melbourne this week, and I caught a preview of Rock’n Roll, the latest film from French actor, director and screenwriter Guillaume Canet.
It is not often that I go for subtitled movies and yet whenever I do, they never disappoint. Return of the Hero is hilarious in its idiocy and more than once I caught myself laughing aloud at the absurdity of it all.
Ava (Noée Abita) is the titular character of the film, whose life takes a dramatic turn when she finds out (at the mere 13 years of age) she will go blind within a short amount of time. From here she begins to act out against her mother and finds ways to escape her eventual fate before everything goes dark forever.
A Fantastic Woman follows a transgender woman called Marina (Danela Vega), who after the death of her older boyfriend Orlando (Francisco Reyes) tries to move forward, but struggles with his bias family as she figures out what to do next with her life.