BOYS is a 15 minute Swedish short directed by Isabella Carbonell and written by her and Babak Najafi. Young Markus (brilliant: Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs) is in an institution for young sex offenders – his crime is a terrible one, and with the help of his friend he can at least try to bury that part of him which made him do the unspeakable. The short film was shown at the Göteborg Film Festival – it is nicely made, great light and colours – but clearly draws very much of its power from Sebastian’s superb acting.
As I posted earlier, there are films I don’t review, at least not right away. So here’s more afterglow: JONATHAN’S CHEST (USA 2014, 15 minutes) by director Christopher Radcliff had me guessing about what happened […]
A film like an impressionist painting – full of light, shiny dot expertly set next to glittering dot on nature’s canvas. What a way to paint death. IN YOUR ARMS – I DINE HÆNDER is […]
Swedish director Ruben Östlund‘s film TURIST (FORCE MAJEURE) has won the Jury’s price in the class of “Un Certain Regard” (A Special View) at the Cannes Filmfestival. “First time a Swedish film wins this”, writes […]