Tag Archive: foreign film

AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL (DA XIANG XI DI ER ZUO) [2019]

With a debut film that clocks in at 3 hours and 40 minutes, it is safe to say that Hu Bo was confident in his vision: a focused and calculated piece that creates… Continue reading

BLINDSIDED BY EIGHT AND A HALF [1963]

When I first watched this film, I did not follow and was lost. It seemed like a disjointed mess that made no narrative sense, culminating in the ending, which I had to rewind… Continue reading

RAMS (Hrútar) [2015]

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson Written by Grímur Hákonarson Starring: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving This film played at a Scandinavian film festival last year and I was angry that I missed it,… Continue reading

SON OF SAUL [2015]

Directed by László Nemes Written by László Nemes, Clara Royer Starring: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn Son of Saul was Hungary’s nominee for the best foreign language film Oscar, and it is… Continue reading

AFF: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE [2014]

Originally written for: This is perhaps the first movie where I read article upon article describing a director’s style for months before I was finally able to watch this latest effort at the… Continue reading

13 Minutes (Elser – Er hätte die Welt verändert) [2015]

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, Written by Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer (screenplay), Fred Breinersdorfer (screenplay) Starring: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow 13 Minutes is a great example of a film with a… Continue reading

Marshland (La isla mínima) [2014]

Originally written for: Directed by Alberto Rodríguez Written by Rafael Cobos, Alberto Rodríguez Starring: Javier Gutiérrez, Raúl Arévalo, María Varod, Jesús Ortiz, Antonio de la Torre Marshland is what you would call a slow… 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

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