Alice Rohrwacher’s Grand Prix-winning film comes to the Festival circuit with a very strong reputation, and it impresses as a touching family story that is intimately and masterfully told.
Story of My Death
Albert Serra’s latest film has a B-movie concept – Dracula and Casanova are the protagonists – but in fact is a beautiful and experimental feature that plays with adaptation, and perhaps the best thing in competition at Filmfest München.
Still the Water
Naomi Kawase’s newest film is not one of her best; a family drama set against the grand cycle of nature that reaches for the profound but doesn’t quite attain it.
The Salt of the Earth
Wim Wenders’ latest Cannes-selected documentary The Salt of the Earth constitutes a visually arresting and moving portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, co-directed by his son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.
Fresh from Cannes, Andrey Zvyaginstev’s latest is a broad, sweeping work that benefits from its ambitious scope in depicting a family’s struggle to keep their property in a small Russian town.