Kacey Mottet Klein

  • Adrien Beau – Le Vourdalak AKA The Vourdalak (2023)

    2021-2030Adrien BeauArthouseFranceHorror
    Le Vourdalak (2023)
    Le Vourdalak (2023)

    James Gracey on Eye For Film wrote:
    Based on a 19th century Gothic novella by Aleksey Tolstoy (previously adapted for cinema by Mario Bava as a segment in his 1963 anthology, Black Sabbath), The Vourdalak is the debut feature film from French writer-director Adrien Beau. It tells of the Marquis d’Urfé (Kacey Mottet Klein), an emissary of the King of France who seeks shelter with a family when he becomes lost travelling through Eastern Europe. The family are anxiously awaiting the return of their patriarch, Gorcha, who has gone to capture an outlaw. Before leaving, he forewarned his family that if he does not return within six days, he has been killed and, if he reappears, they must refuse him entry to the house as he has become a vourdalak; a walking corpse returned from the grave seeking the blood of its loved ones…Read More »

  • Ursula Meier – L’enfant d’en haut (2012)

    2011-2020DramaSwitzerlandUrsula Meier

    Every day, twelve-year-old Simon takes the cable car up to the mountains where the slopes bristle with the hustle and bustle of winter season tourists. He pokes about in hotel wardrobes and changing rooms looking for something to eat in rucksacks, but what he’s really after are skis that he can turn into cash.
    Whenever he talks to holidaymakers or hotel staff, he tells them that his parents died in a car accident and that he lives alone with his sister. Louis, the young woman who lives in the apartment in the valley has no idea what Simon gets up to all day long. Their odd relationship alternates between quarrels and tenderness.Read More »

  • Audrey Diwan – L’événement AKA Happening (2021)

    2021-2030Audrey DiwanDramaFrance

    Quote:
    An adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s eponymous novel, looking back on her experience with abortion when it was still illegal in France in the 1960s.Read More »

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