ponedeljek, 24. april 2017

The Childhood of a Leader (2015)



Slo naslov: -
Država: VB, Francija, Madžarska
Jezik: Angleščina, Francoščina 
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 115' ,  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Misterij, Grozljivka
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Brady Corbet  
Scenarij: Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold
Igrajo: Tom Sweet, Berenice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Yolande Moreau, Robert Pattinson, Jaques Boudet

[ENG]


This chilling fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century tells the story of a young American boy living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps to mould his beliefs - and we witness the birth of a terrifying ego. Loosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the great dictators of the 20th Century and infused with the same sense of dread as The Others and The Omen, The Childhood of a Leader is an ominous portrait of emerging evil. [Protagonist Pictures]


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Alternating immense bombast with long stretches of longueur in its psychologically questionable evocation of the formative years of a future despot, the film is formally confident, stylistically inventive and intensely irritating. - The Playlist, Jessica Kiang

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nedelja, 23. april 2017

La fille inconnue (2016)

aka The Unknown Girl


Slo naslov: Neznanka
Angleški naslov: The Unknown Girl
Država: Belgija, Francija
Jezik: Francoščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 113',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Krimi, Misterij
Slo recenzija: Delo, Koridor
Režija: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Scenarij:Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Igrajo: Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella, Ben Hamidou

[SLO]


Nekega poznega večera se na vratih ordinacije mlade zdravnice Jenny oglasi zvonec. Ko hoče njen pripravnik odpreti, ga zdravnica ustavi, saj so uradne ure že končane. Naslednjega jutra od policije izve, da je bilo nedaleč stran najdeno truplo neidentificirane mlade ženske. Jenny, preplavljena z občutki krivde, ima odtlej en sam cilj: odkriti dekletovo ime in tako preprečiti, da bi jo pokopali kot neznano osebo – preprečiti, da bi izginila, kot da ni nikoli živela.

Belgijska mojstra socialnega realizma brata Dardenne (Fant s kolesom, Dva dneva, ena noč) sta z napeto, sočutno ter psihološko izostreno preiskavo osebne in družbene odgovornosti ustvarila svojo različico detektivke.



»Zanimajo naju posamezniki in njihove zgodbe. /…/ Moralna vprašanja so vedno individualna. /…/ Gledalci pa lahko zgodbo seveda gledajo kot analizo družbe. /…/ Film je oda življenju. Na filmski trak poskušava ujeti življenje. /…/ Meniva, da so ženske prihodnost človeštva. V najinih filmih so one tiste, ki prevzamejo nadzor nad položajem, ki ukrepajo, ki so svobodne in ki pomikajo stvari naprej.«
- Jean-Pierre in Luc Dardenne

[ENG]


The efficient Dr. Jenny Davin works hard and has been chosen to replace Dr. Habran, who has just retired, at the Kennedy Hospital. One night, someone rings the bell of her office after-hours and Dr. Davin asks her trainee Julien to not open the door since does not to seem an emergency. On the next morning, Police Inspectors Ben Mahmoud and Bercaro require her surveillance tape since a teenager was found dead on the other side of the road and they are investigating what happened. Jenny feels guilty for not opening the door and becomes obsessed to find the teenager's identity. Her investigation affects her relationship with patients that might know something about the unknown girl. [Claudio Carvalho @ Imdb]

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sobota, 22. april 2017

Bang Gang (une histoire d'amour moderne) (2015)

aka Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)


Slo naslov: -
Angleški naslov: Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)
Država: Francija
Jezik: Francoščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 98',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Eva Husson 
Scenarij: Eva Husson
Igrajo: Finnegan Oldfield, Marilyn Lima, Daisy Broom, Lorenzo Lefèbvre, Fred Hotier

[ENG]


As they say in the movies: after that summer, nothing would be the same again... Director Eva Husson shows she means business with this intense, confident debut feature, in which a group of Biarritz high-school students start a private orgy society. They seem to have created their own earthly paradise of total liberation, but matters soon prove more complex. Dazzlingly shot and the work of a true stylist, Bang Gang on one level resembles a French version of Larry Clark’s Kids, but with a specifically female point of view and updated for the age of internet sex and revenge porn. The young cast of newcomers is deeply impressive, and not just for their no-holds-barred courage. At once celebratory, libidinously lawless and with an edge of sober social critique, Bang Gang is one of the most striking French debuts in ages – and is certain to be one of the most controversial. 
-Jonathan Romney


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petek, 21. april 2017

Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)



Slo naslov: -
Država: ZDA
Jezik: Angleščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 100',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Romantični
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Chadd Harbold
Scenarij: Chadd Harbold
Igrajo: Shiloh Fernandez, Ella Rae Peck, Paten Hughes, Helen Rogers, Christine Evangelista

[ENG]


James breaks it off with Katie, but feels bad about it. He doesn't like hurting people. At least he's seeing Monica tonight, she's always fun. He doesn't connect with her though, not like with Sarah - but they're just friends. He was close with Natalie too, until she moved to LA. That reminds him, he's going to work with that actress, Anna something. She's probably too famous to talk to him though. And besides, Lily should be back soon and he really wants to see her. Sometimes he misses Lorraine, but thinking about her just makes him sad. Whenever he feels lonely, he texts Rapunzel - that's not her name, he just can't remember it. He should really delete her from his phone. But he can't. 


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četrtek, 20. april 2017

Girl Asleep (2015)



Slo naslov: -
Država: Avstralija
Jezik: Angleščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 77' ,  Imdb
Žanri: Komedija, Drama, Fantazijski
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Rosemary Myers
Scenarij: Matthew Whittet 
Igrajo: Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Matthew Whittet, Amber McMahon, Eamon Farren

[ENG]


The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she's flung into a parallel place; a world that's weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous - only there can she find herself. Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, GIRL ASLEEP is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind. [Imdb]


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The teenage coming-of-age genre has become so steeped in supernatural romance, dystopian action and gross-out gags that — on film, at least — the period of blossoming maturity it depicts has almost been stripped of its wonder. Stage-to-screen adaptation Girl Asleep offers an antidote to the current trend, wholeheartedly embracing the magic and mystery of growing up. After an enthusiastic premiere at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival, where it won the audience award for most popular movie, the energetic, amusing and pointedly eccentric Australian effort debuts outside its homeland in Berlinale’s Generation 14plus program. 
[Screen International, Sarah Ward]

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sreda, 19. april 2017

Umi yori mo mada fukaku (2016)

aka After the Storm


Slo naslov: Po nevihti
Angleški naslov: After the Storm
Država: Japonska
Jezik: Japonščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 117',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Hirokazu Koreeda
Scenarij: Hirokazu Koreeda
Igrajo: Hiroshi Abe, Yoko Maki, Kirin Kiki, Taiyo Yoshizawa, Soryo Ikematsu, Satomi Kobayashi, Lily Franky,  Isao Hashitsume, Kanji Furutachi

[SLO]

Via Kinodvor


Ryota nostalgično podoživlja minule dni, ko je užival sloves spoštovanega in nagrajenega avtorja. Danes je le še senca samega sebe; večino denarja, ki ga zasluži kot zasebni detektiv, zapravi za igre na srečo in komajda še lahko plačuje preživnino za sina. Ko mu umre oče, kaže, da je njegovim bližnjim, za razliko od njega, uspelo pustiti preteklost za sabo. Kljub začetnemu nelagodju naveže stike z družino, zdaj pa se mora še potruditi, da ponovno prevzame vajeti nad svojim življenjem. Prvi korak je obnovitev stika s sinom; neka nevihtna poletna noč jima ponudi priložnost za resnično zbližanje.

Japonski režiser Hirokazu Kore-eda v značilnem, lahkotno komičnem slogu obravnava odnos med starši in otroki kot ključ do trajne sreče v človekovem življenju.


»Po očetovi smrti je mati sama živela v stanovanjskem naselju. Ko sem jo obiskal med novoletnimi prazniki, sem pomislil, da bi nekega dne rad posnel film o tem naselju. /.../ Film zajema spremembe v moji duševnosti po smrti staršev, in je najbolj zaznamovan z mojo resnično notranjostjo. Po moji smrti, če bi se znašel pred Bogom ali razsodnikom posmrtnega življenja, ki bi me vprašal: 'Kaj si počel spodaj na zemlji?', bi mu najprej pokazal film Po nevihti.« (Hirokazu Kore-eda)

[ENG]


Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. [Written by Indiewire]


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torek, 18. april 2017

En man som heter Ove (2015)

aka A Man Called Ove

Slo naslov: Mož z imenom Ove
Angleški naslov: A Man Called Ove
Država: Švedska
Jezik: Švedščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 116' ,  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Komedija
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Hannes Holm
Scenarij: Hannes Holm, Fredrik Backman (knjiga)
Igrajo: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, Tobias Almborg

[SLO]


Presunljiva švedska drama, posneta po istomeinski knjigi, ki pripoveduje o upokojencu, jeznem na cel svet, ki mu je pred kratkim umrla žena in ji še sam poskuša slediti. Skozi film spremljamo njegovo življenjsko zgodbo in družinske tragedije, ki so ga izoblikovale v takega človega. Ko se v sosesko, v kateri je osamljen in izoliran in jo pozna do potankosti, priselijo novi sosedi, se mu življenje obrne na glavo in je prisiljen nekatere reči videti v drugačni luči. Spoznavamo, da se za masko  težaškega, skrajno hladnega in zagrenjenega možaka skriva mož z velikim srcem, ki je brezmejno ljubil svojo pokojno ženo, ki je bila srčna, močna in razigrana ženska, polna življenja. [Jinadaze @ www.cudovita.si]

[ENG]


59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. [Imdb]



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ponedeljek, 17. april 2017

L'économie du couple (2016)

aka After Love


Slo naslov: Ko ljubezni ni več
Angleški naslov: After Love
Država: Francija, Belgija
Jezik: Francoščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 100',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Joachim Lafosse
Scenarij: Fanny Burdino, Joachim Lafosse, Mazarine Pingeot
Igrajo: Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn, Marthe Keller, Jade Soentjens, Margaux Soentjens

[SLO]

Opis via Liffe


Režiser Joachim Lafosse nam ob primeru francoskega para prikaže logiko današnjih romantičnih zvez, v katerih materialni razlogi prevladajo nad vsemi drugimi. 

Po petnajstih letih skupnega življenja se Marie in Boris odločita za ločitev. Par skupaj s hčerama živi v hiši, ki jo je kupila Marie, a jo je Boris popolnoma obnovil. Ker si Boris ne more privoščiti novega stanovanja, si morata hišo še naprej deliti. Pravzaprav je resnica prej ta, da ne eden ne drugi nimata namena dvigniti rok nad trenutnimi razmerami. 


"Paru pomeni denar enega od vzrokov za prepiranje, a ni tisti globlji vir razdora. Denar ni razlog, da se Boris in Marie ne moreta več ljubiti. Je jabolko spora, vendar vedno omogoča način za osebno potrditev ali njeno umanjkanje, način za iskanje priznanja naših dejanj, storjenih ali ne. /.../ Nekoč smo skupaj vztrajali zaradi moralnih razlogov, danes zaradi materialnih. To veliko pove o naši dobi." (Joachim Lafosse)

[ENG]


Fifteen years earlier, Marie, a well off young woman, had set up house with Boris, a working class man. They loved each other and had twin daughters, Jade and Margaux. But now, Marie and Boris do not get along anymore and have decided to get a divorce. The trouble is that Boris cannot afford to find a new place of his own and, in the meantime must continue to cohabit. Marie desperately wants Boris away and cannot put up with him any longer. Her partner, for his part, will not leave home unless she gives him half of what the house is worth. Marie refuses because she is the one who bought the place. Boris refuses because he renovated it and brought considerable added value to their belonging. The situation is deadlocked. How will they get out of this hell?  [Guy Bellinger@Imdb]

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nedelja, 16. april 2017

A Date for Mad Mary (2016)



Slo naslov: -
Država: Irska
Jezik: Angleščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 82',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Komedija
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Darren Thornton
Scenarij: Colin Thornton, Darren Thornton
Igrajo: Seána Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey, Denise MacCormack, Siobhán Shanahan

[ENG]


'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. 'A date for Mad Mary' is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.


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Mad Mary is a delight, especially for its rounded supporting characters, its skewering use of language, and the pinpoint accuracy of its observations of life in this specific time and place. 
[Jessica Kiang, Variety]

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sobota, 15. april 2017

Que Dios nos perdone (2016)

aka May God Forgive Us


Slo naslov: -
Angleški naslov: May God Forgive Us
Država: Španija
Jezik: Španščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 127', Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Triler
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Scenarij: Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabel Peña
Igrajo: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Álamo, Josean Bengoetxea, Mónica López, Luis Zahera, Rocío Muñoz, José Luis García Pérez


[ENG]


The economic crisis, the 15-M movement and the pilgrims awaiting the arrival of the Pope, all coexist in a Madrid that’s hotter and more chaotic than ever. Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro must find what appears to be a serial killer, as soon as possible and with the utmost confidentiality. This hunt against the clock will make them realize something they’d never thought about: neither one of them is that different from the killer. - Sitges Film Festival

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With a powerful soundtrack courtesy of Olivier Arson, perfect urban settings, and amazing editing by Fernando Franco (Wounded) and Alberto del Campo that never softens the pace, May God Save Us starts off by studying its protagonists and settings almost like a documentary, with a shaky camera; then, it transforms halfway through, using less of a raw style of cinematography and a gentler visual style, as the storyline becomes increasingly tense. The movie unfolds in the most fetid corners of Madrid during the summer of 2011, as the common people protested against the dire financial crisis, camped out in the Puerta del Sol square (the much-publicised 15M anti-austerity movement), the police clamped down on them and the city hall welcomed, with considerable pomp, the Pope and thousands of believers who flocked to the Spanish capital to sing psalms. That explosive cocktail of antagonism and that tense, strained atmosphere, exacerbated by the blistering heat, are perfectly palpable in Sorogoyen’s third feature.

In this unfriendly context, a pair of oddball policemen – the magnificent Antonio de la Torre (as believable as he was in the equally raging The Fury of a Patient Man) and Roberto Álamo (who is likely to win a Goya Award for his performance, after he played the tiger-man in The Skin I Live In) – must track down a swine who’s going around killing old ladies. Along the way, they will have to learn to get along (as they have conflicting personalities), grapple with their demons and ghosts, and carry around their most personal problems. And so May God Save Us morphs into an unusual buddy movie that makes no attempt to hide its fascination with Polanski’s Repulsion and Chinatown, or Fincher’s Seven and Zodiac. And, just like those films, its aim is also to make us have an entertainingly bad time. - Alfonso Rivera, Cineuropa


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