ALEX & EVE undercuts its own cry for diversity in Australian cinema with endless rom-com pandering and crass sexism.
Love in the Time of Crisis
In Love in the Time of Chaos, Skarlatos or Kallergis try to locate the increasingly broad concept of ‘love’ within the intrinsically complex situation in Greece. At 60 minutes in length, however, the directors find themselves with a lingering irreconcilability between the two concepts, leaving a film that feels both incomplete and lacking in any sense of depth.
A groan-worthy conclusion and a pervading sense of awkward filmmaking hampers this low-budget affair, which relies primarily on a deep conversation between four men.
FX-wiz-turned-director Konstantinos Koutsoliotas’ debut feature is a striking look at creativity, cultural divide and family.
Standing Aside, Watching
A meditative slowburn that aims to scathingly depict modern Greek culture in an allegorical form, Yorgos Servetas’ feature is a touch slight but still impressive throughout.