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.
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.
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.
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.