Julia Ormond

  • Bille August – Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1997)

    1991-2000Bille AugustDenmarkDramaThriller

    REVIEW by Angus Wolfe Murray (from eyeforfilm.co.uk):

    When Smilla Jasperson came home that winter’s day in Copenhagen, the boy lay dead on the pavement. He had been playing on the roof, the police said, and probably slipped on ice.

    She was friends with the boy, a six-year-old Greenlandic Inuit, who lived with his alcoholic mother one floor down in her apartment block. She knew he had a fear of heights and would never have been up there unless something, or someone, had forced him.Read More »

  • Peter Greenaway – The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

    1991-2000ArthousePeter GreenawayUnited Kingdom


    In this day and age, I never fail to be surprised at what a repressed culture we still have, despite all our pretensions to the contrary. It may seem that expressions of the extreme are mind-numbingly common in our culture, but look again; in all the sex, violence and depravity we see in our media, is there any attempt, through showing us this continual flood of blood and sex, to tell us anything about their meaning, and why we watch when we claim to be offended and repulsed?Read More »

  • Nikita Mikhalkov – Sibirskiy tsiryulnik aka The Barber Of Siberia [+Extras] (1998)

    1991-2000ComedyNikita MikhalkovRomanceRussiaUSSR


    Richard Harris stars as a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Julia Ormond portrays his assistant, who falls in love with a young Russian officer, played by Russian star Oleg Menshikov, and spends the next 10 years perfecting the harvester and pursuing her love, who has been exiled to Siberia.
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