Bit of an eleventh hour news post, this one, but I thought it work mentioning that the Hong Kong Film Week kicks off in London this week. While hardly a film festival – it’s more a case of 5 movies showing in several different cinemas – the week is a great opportunity to see some of the Hong Kong film industry’s most celebrated recent output on the big screen.
If revenge is a dish best served cold, Kim Ji-woon’s latest movie depicts a retribution so agonisingly prolonged that it’s covered in a veneer of mould by the time it’s doled out.
2009 Director: Anno Saul Script: Jan Berger Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, Heike, Makatsch Following on from such curiosities as The Box and The Bothersome Man, German thriller The Door fits into a science fiction subgenre perhaps best described as “could have been a Twilight Zone episode.” It’s a dark and inventive “what if?” fantasy […]
2010 Director: Yann Gozlan Script: Yann Gozlan, Guillaume Lemans Cast: Zoé Felix, Eric Savin, Arié Elmaleh Organ trafficking gets the Texas Chainsaw treatment in this Gallic horror, which sees a group of humanitarians captured in Eastern Europe and kindly alleviated of their burdensome components. While this premise may sound like the set up for another […]
2009 Directors: Caroline Du Potet, Eric Du Potet Script: Caroline Du Potet, Eric Du Potet Cast: Anne Parillaud, Arthur Dupont, Thiery Fremont You always love the ones you hurt in this intimateFrench horror, which sees a bereaved mother bond with a troubled teenager after nearly running him down on an unlit country lane. Covered in […]
2009 Director: Ian McCrudden Script: Henrik Engström, Mattias Grosin, Erik Hörstadius, Ian McCrudden Cast: Olle Sarri, Lisa Werlinder, Alexander Karim, Anna Littorin, Luke Perry Not to be confused with Woody Allen’s 1982 comedy A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, A Swedish Midsummer Sex Comedy is an amiable enough little movie that sees three couples (and Luke […]