"November" is based on Estonian novel "Rehepapp" by Andrus Kivirähk, a bestseller of the last twenty years. The film is a mixture of magic, black humor and romantic love. The story is set ... See full summary »
The Mediterranean summer: blue sea, blazing sun....and 250 kg of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang! They had found the perfect hideout: an abandoned and remote hamlet now taken over by a ... See full summary »
Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.
In a small, remote village in upstate Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore - their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding into the woods, looking for others like them.
A girl and her friends must fight - and sing - their way through a zombie invasion to reach the supposed safety of their school, not knowing if their parents and friends will still be alive when they get there.
A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
The Austrian Alps provide the dramatic setting for this dark tale of persecution and derangement in 15th Century Europe. Albrun lives with her mother in an isolated hut, high up on the snowbound slopes. Her life is a dark one, having to contend with her mother's failing health and erratic behaviour, as well as the stigma of being branded a witch's daughter by hostile locals. This snapshot of Albrun's early life comprises the first chapter of the film; the remaining three show her as a young woman, deeply troubled and living a lonely life as a goat herder, still struggling to come to terms with the damage of her childhood.
There are parallels with Von Trier's Antichrist - in the themes as well as the look and feel of the film - I think it's obviously a big influence on director Lukas Feigelfeld. As a first full feature, it's remarkably accomplished. The atmosphere created by the visuals is sublime, evoking a strong sense of the Gothic through beautiful photography of the naturally ominous environment, and is complimented by meticulous sound design and an intense, brooding drone score.
It won't be for everyone, it's not an easy watch: there's minimal dialogue, the narrative structure is loose and the darkness doesn't let up. Anyone looking for a straightforward story will be disappointed, as it's as much an exercise in tone as it is storytelling. The pacing is very measured throughout, almost to the point of being excruciating, but that only seems to add to the exquisite torture of this dark gem.
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