Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), the North American film distribution company, has acquired the Colombian film LA SIRGA by director William Vega. The film premiered last month in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight. The Spanish-language film tells the poignant story of Alice, a war-ravaged woman who tries to reshape her life in La Sirga, a decadent hostel on the shores of a great lake in the highlands of the Andes. There, on a swampy and murky beach, she will try to settle down until her fears and the threat of war resurface again. The film will receive a New York theatrical opening in late 2012, followed by a limited national roll-out, as well as a day-and-date VOD premiere on various cable and satellite platforms.
Walking on Water (Andrey Paounov, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. For over 50 years, romantic and artistic partners Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, he Bulgarian, she French – known collectively as Christo and Jeanne-Claude – wowed the … Continue reading
Dogman (Matteo Garrone, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. The best part of Matteo Garrone’s Dogman are the moments of pure behavioral acting, especially in the scenes between actor Marcello Fonte (L’intrusa) and his canine charges. Fonte plays the eponymous Marcello, … Continue reading
Ask Dr. Ruth (Ryan White, 2019) 3½ out of 4 stars. I remember well the first moment I heard Dr. Ruth Westheimer on the radio, her thick German accent wrapping itself deliciously around syllables theretofore unspoken on the airwaves. Though … Continue reading
Stockholm (Robert Budreau, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. Based on the failed real-life 1973 bank robbery that led to the coining of the term “stockholm syndrome,” writer/director Robert Budreau’s Stockholm explores the strange psychological phenomenon of captives bonding with their captors. … Continue reading