Les Misérables

dir. Ladj Ly France 2019 France, consumed by the frenzy of football, is just celebrating the great triumph of the national team that won the World Cup in 2018. In the streets, squares and bars, crowds of people wearing the colours of the country's flag present the unity of the whole country. This feeling of... Czytaj dalej →

The Painted Bird

dir. Václav Marhoul Czech Republik / Slovakia/ Ukraine 2019 The 1965 novel by Jerzy Kosiński, shocking with its graphic literalness, serves as a canvas for one of the most controversial films that divided the audience in Venice last year. Halfway through, after the shocking scene of the rape on a young woman, almost half of... Czytaj dalej →

Monos

This breathtaking story of teenage soldiers set in a remote area of South America will keep you on the edge of your seat. Alejandro Landes’ third feature Monos is a mesmerising and deeply disturbing movie. It deals with the absurdity of war and the dark side of human nature. Somewhere high up in the mountains, above the... Czytaj dalej →

The Best of 2018 Film Festivals

Manta Ray, dir. Phuttiphong Aroonpheng Films presented at film festivals in general can be divided into two pools. One is films that get world premiers during those prestigious events and after that they go on and make some money in a real world. By that I mean they get a release in cinemas in many... Czytaj dalej →

Lean On Pete – film review

Lean On Pete dir. Andrew Haigh United Kingdom 2017 Coming of age issues, facing death and finding your place in life are the main themes of the Lean On Pete - drama directed by Andrew Haigh. It's first American film of this British director, known for 45 years and Weekend, based on the best-selling book... Czytaj dalej →

Custody – film review

Jusqu'à la garde dir. Xavier Legrand France 2017 Custody turned out to be a dark horse of last year's Venice Film Festival. The film delighted not only the audience but was also noticed by the jury - Xavier Legrand left Italy with the Silver Lion award for the best director and won prestigious Lion of the... Czytaj dalej →

The Leisure Seeker – film review

The Leisure Seeker dir. Paolo Virzì Paolo Virzì has been delivering solid cinema balancing on the border of commercialism and arthouse for over a dozen years, but so far he has been doing that mainly in Italy. His first production filmed entirely in the United States has two big stars: Brit Dame Helen Mirren (Woman In... Czytaj dalej →

I Am Not A Witch – film review

I am not a witch dir. Rungano Nyoni UK, France 2017 The debut film from Rungano Nyoni combines tragedy with black humor, surrealism with almost documentary observation. I am not a witch is a shocking story about how prejudices, superstitions and greed can lead to an unnecessary tragedy. Worst of all, it's a story based on facts to... Czytaj dalej →

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