Pendular dir. Julia Murat

I couldn’t help but be reminded of Sally Potter’s 1997 The Tango Lesson. A woman, an artist, starts from a blank canvas. There is an empty, large space of floor waiting to be filled with movement, and large, white sheets of paper ready to be filled with screenplay. Her creative process is two-directional; some days…

After The Storm (Umi yori mo Mada Fukaku)

Kore-eda is very much a filmmaker of place; he has lived and known many of the cities and towns in which his films are set. We are thus treated to an insider’s view of a place, not the Japan of tourist brochures or sumptuous period films, but ordinary Japanese places which feel very much like…

19 April 2016 Film Round-up

The Seattle International Film Festival opens May 19th; tickets and passes are available for purchase…Film London’s Shakespeare on Screen celebrates The Bard’s quatercentenary year…Singapore represents in this year’s Cannes Film Festival, with directors K. Rajagopal and Boo Junfeng both nominated for several directors’ prizes…Ang Lee’s much-anticipated Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (based on Ben Fountain’s book) is set…