Céline Sciamma’s critically acclaimed tale of a silently rebellious love on a strange island, set in the 18th century, starts with a splash.
Painfully pleasurable and utterly epic, this gothic tale of one-eyed seagulls and men going mad is all crashing waves, booming foghorns, and stark, crepuscular landscapes.
Does it matter if wartime resistance is futile? A resolute stand leads to the obscure death of a man, only belatedly turned into a saint by the Church that let him down.
The class struggle is alive and well, it seems, and depicted with brilliant and explosively exuberant joie de vivre in director Bong Joon Ho’s black comedy.
The Cannes Film Festival audience at Directors’ Fortnight was euphoric – applause rolled on and on over the end credits as the frenetic energy of a mad dash of a film gradually settled.
A gorgeously deadpan thriller full of black humour and with unexpected touches of romance, Corneliu Porumboiu’s latest film turns bleak Noir into deep colour.