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A before-and-after-the-wipeout portrait of an alienated news cameraman who suddenly finds himself alone and thriving, Ulrich Köhler’s social critique is horrifying, hilarious and deeply humane, writes Giovanni Marchini Camia.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Jia Zhangke explores the masculine codes of his previous work in this ravishing, self-referential film about a woman in love with a mobster, with an astonishing lead performance from Zhao Tao, writes Giovanni Marchini Camia.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Wang Bing’s harrowing, eight-hour documentary explores a long suppressed, and utterly horrific, chapter of China’s history, writes Giovanni Marchini Camia.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
16mm vagabonds Ben Rivers and Ben Russell get dialectical with digital artist Peter Burr, a round-table gathering of cultural bluestockings and a green-screen leotard, notes Giovanni Marchini Camia.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Hu Bo’s film about people folding under economic pressure is an intimate and empathetic portrait of human suffering, with performances of astounding sensitivity, writes Giovanni Marchini Camia.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
The German director’s follow-up to Phoenix shadows a runaway from the Third Reich in modern-day Marseille to conflate the continent’s moral failings past and present, says Giovanni Marchini Camia.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Corneliu Porumboiu’s portrait of his eccentric childhood friend with big dreams of reinventing soccer is hilarious, heartbreaking and pleasingly subtle, writes Giovanni Marchini Camia.
Friday, February 16, 2018
The prolific South Korean has two films at Cannes. Both tackle marital infidelity and its consequences, but one is black-and-white and sombre, the other more flighty, with an enigmatic turn from Isabelle Huppert, writes Giovanni Marchini Camia.
Friday, May 26, 2017
With his follow-up to Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund returns to the mocking tableau style of his earlier movies with a satire of middle-class complacency and pretension that’s much less than the sum of its best sections, says Giovanni Marchini Camia.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
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