Articles by: Sandrine MarquesSandrine Marques

The Hunt

The Hunt

in Danish movies

Following recent and milder works, Thomas Vinterberg returns to the source, with a film in the vein of his critical success, the tormented Festen. Through the portraits of a family shattered by incest and a disoriented community dealing with a child abuse case, the director uses this film to vehicle his fears. Wrongly accused by the daughter of his best friend of having […]

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Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in Love

in Japanese Movies

Following Certified Copy, which was taking place in Italy, the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami is now using Japan as a setting. Telling the story of a young escort girl, harassed by her jealous boyfriend, Like Someone in Love – the title is a reference to a jazz song – is fully in line with Mr. Kiarostami’s body of work. For the most […]

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Lawless

Lawless

in American Movies

With his cerebral and physical western, The Proposition, director John Hillcoat had delivered an intriguing film, which was featuring holes. Filled with ellipses, his movie was roughly built on – sometimes clumsy and disjointed – narrative blocks. Those narrative gaps were symbolized by bullet holes through which the plot was piercing. With Lawless, Mr. Hillcoat goes the opposite direction, this time making […]

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In Another Country

In Another Country

in Korean Movies

With a Rhomer-like freshness, South Korean director Hong Sangsoo delivers a series of irresistible and charming skits about the adventures of a French woman and a Korean lifeguard. These romantic variations come from the imagination of a young writer whose family is ruined and struggling. She finds refuge in her writing and her characters come to life in this tasty comedy. In […]

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Paradise: Love

Paradise: Love

in Austrian movies

The first chapter of an acerb trilogy, Paradise: Love proves to be quite an ironical title as the film focuses on doomed relationships. Following the adventures of a group of Austrian women vacationing in Kenya, this movie explores one again the business of sex, which was already the theme of director Ulrich Seidl’s previous entry Import / Export. The first […]

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