Category Archive: Foreign

MOMMY [2014]

Directed and Written by Xavier Dolan Starring: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard I have mixed feelings about this film. There is no doubt that Xavier Dolan is a massive talent… Continue reading

STATIONS OF THE CROSS (Kreuzweg) [2014]

Directed by Dietrich Brüggemann Starring: Lucie Aron, Anna Brüggemann, Michael Kamp Religion is a touchy subject. In this movie we see religious fanaticism at its extreme, as a girl (Maria) is convinced that… Continue reading

AFFF: SUPERCONDRIAQUE [2014]

Directed and Written by Dany Boon Starring: Dany Boon, Kad Merad, Alice Pol  I don’t think the basic premise of this film is hard to guess. It revolves around Chris O’Dowd’s French doppelgänger,… Continue reading

AFFF: DIPLOMACY (Diplomatie) [2014]

Directed By Volker Schlöndorff, Written by Cyril Gely (play), Cyril Gely (adaptation) Starring: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, This film made for a very interesting modern double to follow the classic french war film… Continue reading

BLINDSIDED @ FRENCH FILM FEST: La Grande Illusione [1937]

What an odd yet compelling day! When I arrived to this one-off screening, I was greeted in French by a young lady who showed me to the lounge area, where a selection of… Continue reading

AFFF: FAR FROM MEN (Loin des Hommes) [2014]

Directed and Written by David Oelhoffen (adapted screenplay), Written by Albert Camus (short story) Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb A French production about the Algerian War of Independence. Viggo Mortensen. Nick Cave and… Continue reading

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2015

“The nation’s most sparkling film event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival, will return for its 26th annual season around Australia from early march until mid-April 2015. For its 26th season, Artistic Director… Continue reading

TRASH [2014]

Directed by Stephen Daldry Written by Richard Curtis (screenplay), Andy Mulligan (novel) Starring: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura written by jordan dodd A man is being chased. He is desperately running into… Continue reading

HUMAN CAPITAL (Il capitale umano) [2014]

Directed by Paolo Virzì, Written by Stephen Amidon (novel), Paolo Virzì, Francesco Bruni and Francesco Piccolo (screenplay) Starring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedesch, Fabrizio Gifuni, Valeria Golino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Guglielmo Pinelli This stylish… Continue reading

WINTER SLEEP [2014]

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Written by Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Anton Chekhov (short stories) Starring: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Serhat Mustafa Kiliç, Nejat Isler At over three hours,… Continue reading