Quote: Ziva, Andrej and Gregor are best friends since high school. Gregor is a soldier who is about to embark on a mission to Afghanistan and Ziva is going to study abroad. Andrej is their gay friend who hates everything, himself included. They decide to go to a road trip to the seaside like they … Continue reading Nejc Gazvoda – Izlet AKA A Trip (2011)
A housemaid working in an exclusive gated community in the outskirts of Buenos Aires embarks on a journey of sexual and mental liberation in a nudist swinger-club. Nodding to Greek Weird Wave’s godfather Lanthimos and Austrian provocateur Seidl, Valenta Rinner finds a voice of his own depicting Argentina’s class tensions in this hilariously deadpan social … Continue reading Lukas Valenta Rinner – Los decentes AKA A Decent Woman (2016)
Quote: A woman who has long had a stifling marriage in a boring province. She has an affair with a traveling photographer, follows him to Paris, and then has a series of unsatisfactory but interesting relationships, one of which is with a woman.
The Great Consoler is Lev Kuleshov’s most personal film reflecting both the facts of his life and his thoughts about the place of the artist in contemporary reality. It was the only film in the Soviet cinema of those years that raised the question of what role a creative person played in society. The film … Continue reading Lev Kuleshov – Velikiy uteshitel aka The Great Consoler (1933)
Quote: In France in the near future, revolt and chaos erupt. A right-wing politician, Philippe Muphand, is set to take control when his lady friend Caroline walks out, announcing she will take up with the first fool she sees. The fool is Serge Laine, a professor and author of the prize-winning “Le voyage qui ne … Continue reading Luc Béraud – Plein sud AKA Heat of Desire (1981)
Quote: The performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar comes to an end and the performers are rewarded with rapturous applause. The lights go out; the actors leave the stage and return to their cells. They are all inmates of the Roman maximum security prison Rebibbia. One of them comments: ‘Ever since I discovered art this cell … Continue reading Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani – Cesare deve morire (2012)
Private Fears in Public Places, (French: Cœurs (“Hearts”), is a 2006 French film directed by Alain Resnais. It was adapted from Alan Ayckbourn’s play Private Fears in Public Places. The film won several awards, including a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Synopsis: In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having … Continue reading Alain Resnais – Coeurs AKA Private Fears In Public Places (2006)