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.
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 […]
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 […]
ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST ist ein von vorne bis hinten brilliant aufgebauter Film darüber, was passiert (passieren muss), wenn man sich mit der kolumbianischen Drogenmafia einlässt. Die erste Einstellung zeigt “1991” und wir sehen einen schlafenden […]