Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)

My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) is a Georgian language film from writer and director Nana Ekvtimishvili about a woman who just wants to be left alone by her family. Continue reading “Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)”

Review: Dalida, biopic about the French Egyptian-Italian singer and actress

Dalida is based on the life of Iolanda Gigliotti, better known as Dalida, a world famous singer for over 30 years. She died in 1987 after a career in which she received more than 90 gold records. She sold 140 million albums and singles worldwide and recorded songs in 10 languages. Continue reading “Review: Dalida, biopic about the French Egyptian-Italian singer and actress”

Review: XXY

XXY is a 2007 film from Argentina about an intersex teen. The language and knowledge around the topic of intersex persons has advanced in the 10 years since the film, but it is still a beautiful and sensitive story. Continue reading “Review: XXY”

Review: Sand Storm

Sand Storm is an Arabic language film about a Bedouin family in Southern Israel and their struggle to live within the limits of tradition. There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Sand Storm”

Review: The Invisible Guardian (El guardián invisible)

The Invisible Guardian (El guardián invisible) is a thriller from Spain. The lead character is a female police inspector. Continue reading “Review: The Invisible Guardian (El guardián invisible)”

Watch This: Trailer for Chavela

Chavela is a documentary about Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. This barrier-breaking singer was famous for her emotional delivery and her penchant for wearing pants onstage. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Chavela”

Review: The Lighthouse of the Orcas (El faro de las orcas)

The Lighthouse of the Orcas (El faro de las orcas) is a beautiful Argentinean film based on a real person – Roberto “Beto” Bubas, a park ranger in Patagonia, Argentina. Continue reading “Review: The Lighthouse of the Orcas (El faro de las orcas)”

Review: Summertime (La belle saison)

Summertime (La belle saison) is a French film about a lesbian romance set in the 1970s. In Paris women were fighting for equality and change, while in the countryside things remained as they had always been. There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Summertime (La belle saison)”

Review: The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden tells a familiar story to followers of writer Sarah Waters and her novel Fingersmith. That version of the story was made into a film called Fingersmith, set in Victorian England. Continue reading “Review: The Handmaiden”

Review: A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) is a heartwarming story from Sweden. Adapted from the best selling novel by Fredrik Backman by director Hannes Holm, the tale is a worthy rendering of the novel. Rolf Lassgård is wonderful as Ove. Continue reading “Review: A Man Called Ove”