Tag Archives: 2010s

Jung-chi Chang – Gong fan AKA Partners in Crime (2014)

Huang, Lin, and Yeh find a dying classmate in an alley and try to find out what brought her to that point. Read More »

Mats Grorud – The Tower (2018)

The Tower is an animation feature film, a deeply emotional fiction based on true stories of Palestinian refugees living in camps in Lebanon. The film tells the story of Wardi (11) and her family. It’s a story about the unbreakable bond between Wardi and her great-grandfather, and the sacrifice that he makes for her to have chance for a decent life. The love that family members share for each other and the way they keep hope alive is stronger than the difficulty of life in a refugee camp.

The film is based on interviews with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Read More »

José Celestino Campusano – El sacrificio de Nehuén Puyelli AKA Nehuen Puyelli’s Sacrifice (2016)

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In the impossible quest to complete the work of South America’s truly major filmmaker ‘au travaille’, here’s his southern film, his prison opus. Read More »

David Oelhoffen – Loin des hommes AKA Far from Men (2014)

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Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Read More »

Lucía Carreras – Nos vemos, papá AKA Missing Dad (2011)

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Pilar lives alone with her dad. One day after returning from work, she finds that he has passed away. From that moment on, her reality and memories are mixed in a disturbing way. Her life continues yet she is hunted by the presence of his father, she rejects her family and her desperate attempts to bring her normality. Alienated with grief, her life will clash between reality and desire. Read More »

Sergei Loznitsa – V tumane AKA In the Fog (2012)

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Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation, and local partisans are fighting a brutal resistance campaign. A train is derailed not far from the village, where Sushenya, a rail worker, lives with his family. Innocent Sushenya is arrested with a group of saboteurs, but the German officer makes a decision not to hang him with the others and sets him free. Rumours of Sushenya’s treason spread quickly, and partisans Burov and Voitik arrive from the forest to get revenge. As the partisans lead their victim through the forest, they are ambushed, and Sushenya finds himself one-to-one with his wounded enemy. Deep in an ancient forest, where there are neither friends nor enemies, and where the line between treason and heroism disappears, Sushenya is forced to make a moral choice under immoral circumstances. Read More »

Selim Gunes – Kar Beyaz AKA White As Snow (2010)

The movie takes the audience on a journey through time by throwing light on the vicious cycle of an era, taking place at the beginning of the seventies. The director gives life to the story on screen by telling the story of a child, Hasan, who in the dilemma of poverty and deprivation of a small village is bound to life by the love to his mother. It shows, Hasan struggling to earn money by selling ‘ayran’ and how people around him sort out their problems with their own lives. (IMDb) Read More »