A film where anything can happen – the hero and the heroine changes their faces, age, look, names, and so on. The only same thing: the LOVE between man and woman… in an archetypical love story cut from 500 classics from all around the world
Saw this tonight at the Sydney Cockatoo Island Film Festival.
An interesting work. Really tests the limits by telling a story without a main actor, without a script, without a location. Achieves a certain level of film making bordering on genius or dilettante. What has been done here deserves notice by anyone who has interest in any aspect of film and creative process. Continue reading
A fifteen year-old girl experiencing the first pangs of womanhood accompanies her mentally retarded brother as he begins to experience his sexual awakening in this effort from German director Sven Taddicken. Approaching his thirtieth birthday but possessing a mind developed years behind his physical growth, Josh (Roman Knizka) likes to pretend he’s a vampire while joking with sister Nicole (Marie-Luise Schramm). Meanwhile, security guard brother Mike (innerk Schonemann), quickly racking up a long list of sexual conquests, has recently added yet another notch in his belt with the seduction of his boss Nadine (Julia Jentsch). When Nic and Josh spy Mike and Nadine in the throws of passion, Nic’s sexual curiosity reaches a fever pitch and Josh impulsively focuses his newfound lust on Nadine. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Continue reading
IMDB : Earthy humor, subtle irony, high drama, interesting characters, fine script and above everything, Alain Delon’s command of the screen make “Casanova’s Return” one of the underrated gems of the European Cinema. Continue reading
A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals. They hire him to hide a young prostitute and he falls in love with her. Continue reading
Satoshi Miki’s Adrift in Tokyo is a difficult film to categorize. Is it a road movie? A city film? A buddy movie? A comedy? A drama? The short answer is: yes. It’s each of these things, and when put together, it becomes something substantially greater than the sum of its parts. Miki has managed to craft something touching, hilarious, informative, and brimming with a subdued sense of adventure that one can only get from exploring a seemingly familiar city with a fresh perspective.
The film (more or less) follows the perpetually blank-faced Fumiya (Joe Odagiri), an eighth year law student who has managed to rack up over 800,000 yen in debt and naturally has no way of paying it back. While sitting in his apartment contemplating the finer points of three-color toothpaste, Fumiya is assaulted by ruthless-looking debt collector Fukuhara (a mullet-wielding Tomokazu Miura), who gives him three days to pay back the cash. The days pass and Fumiya makes a series of characteristically half-assed attempts to raise the money, but gets nowhere. Ready to give up, he’s approached once more by Fukuhara, who surprisingly says he will pay a total of one million yen if Fumiya accompanies him on a walk around Tokyo. It might take days, weeks, or months, he says, but after they’re finished his debt will disappear. Having no choice, Fumiya accepts the offer and the film kicks into gear. – Keith Fancher, Midnight Eye Continue reading
In this Italian sex comedy, a middle-aged car dealer marries a young girl and gets more than he bargained for. She is obsessed with getting pregnant pronto. To this end, she keeps him in bed all the time. The poor man simply cannot keep up with her demands. Continue reading
Very old and very rare comedy, 5 parts TV series produced by TV Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, ex-Yugoslavia. Continue reading