February 2015

Brilliante kurze Filme vom Max Ophüls Preis – Nachschau

2015-02-19 // 0 Comments

Exzellente kurze Filme: ALLES WIRD GUT,  EIN FOTO VON UNS, PERLMUTTER und ERLEDIGUNG EINER SACHE ALLES WIRD GUT gewann den Max Ophüls Preis in der Kategorie Mittellanger Film. Der in nur 6 Drehtagen verwirklichte Streifen im Themenkreis “Scheidungskinder” zeigt, wie ein verzweifelter Vater (Simon Schwarz) seine kleine Tochter (unglaublich gut: Julia Pointner) zu entführen [...]

Max 5 instead of 50 SHADES OF GREY – a missed chance

2015-02-16 // 0 Comments

Jamie Dornan is no Christian Grey – and that’s not only my opinion. Not for a second did I buy that a) this guy has built and runs a multimillion enterprise, b) he needs to be in control of everything including himself or c) he is rather reluctantly falling for Anastasia. So my beloved 50 SHADES OF [...]

MING OF HARLEM – review

2015-02-13 // 0 Comments

What happened to the wild beast called “human”? Caged in a zoo we live our lives, and some of us take on other wild companions, dogs, cats – giant cats even. MING OF HARLEM: TWENTY ONE STOREYS IN THE AIR reveals the wonder and poetry behind the true story of an “animal situation” the police had had [...]

CEREMONIN: filmen börjar på bio och på datorn

2015-02-11 // 0 Comments

Från och med fredag (samtidigt med biopremiären) finns CEREMONIN tillgänglig att streamas via de digitala plattformarna Telia.se, Vimeo.com och Triart.se. Att se filmen på detta sätt kostar 39 kronor. “Jobbar man med filmer som görs med begränsade resurser får man vara beredd att jobba gerillastyle”, säger Mathilde Dedye, filmproducent på French Quarter Film. CEREMONIN [...]

BLACKHAT – what it was supposed to be

2015-02-10 // 0 Comments

I wonder: Who hacked BLACKHAT and cut in random scenes of half hearted sex and half witted violence? There are brilliant scenes in it, beautifully filmed, with as much as coherent (and correct) tech talk. But then Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth – too hunky to be a hacker anyhow, sorry, Thor) points at a URL and [...]

JAUJA – mythological road-movie

2015-02-06 // 0 Comments

JAUJA *) takes us on a trip through cinema history (it adopts the classical format 4:3 with as much as rounded corners), through brutal colonialism (it places Patagonian indigens against European conquerors) and through mythology. It does pay off to bear with the films slow pace and the uncomfortable feeling that something is amiss – director Lisandro Alonso does [...]

CEREMONIN – THE CEREMONY – LA CÈRÈMONIE review

2015-02-05 // 0 Comments

LA CÈRÈMONIE is a superb work of art depicting sadomasochism as an “infant God’s sacred play” of submission and dominance between consenting, elegant and well-read adults. Those people do have their own definitions of love and sin, yet: “It’s all very complicated” as Beverly Charpentier puts it at a certain point. Well, the human condition is, in general [...]
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