Despite being a debut feature, Eismayer first and foremost denotes great directorial maturity and a never obvious ability to delve into the human soul, managing to capture every subtle nuance of the protagonists’ personalities. At the 79th Venice Film Festival, section Settimana della Critica.
In The Bubble, an apparent calm conceals far more disturbing secrets. Quiet, clean streets, together with small, pretty houses and a predominantly pastel-coloured cinematography provide a successful counterpoint to what the director wanted to show us.
Mehrunisa is the story of a battle. A dream that comes true and two people who will see their lives finally change forever. And above all, two different generations who discover they have much more in common than it might initially seem. At the Diagonale 2021.
In Eva-Maria, reality is shown to us as it is. Without any filter. And in the everyday we also discover, thanks to the young filmmaker, an extraordinary lyricism.
In the film Sargnagel – directed by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl – one never knows where fiction ends and reality begins. Is it simply a feature film? A documentary? Probably both. Or perhaps none of the two? At the Diagonale 2021.
Fox in a Hole can be considered a film about incommunicability that can only be overcome when a particular common language is discovered. And thus music finally comes into play.
Fast paced, impeccable editing, an apparent daily routine that opens the feature immediately give us the idea of a thrilling action film, given also – and above all – the particular setting chosen by the director. And, in fact, there is plenty of action in Cops. And yet, this feature film is not just that.
A documentary, The most beautiful Place on Earth, which, with an aesthetic that focuses mainly on the essential and which makes long moments of contemplation its trademark, points the finger directly at those who, devoid of any independent thinking, allow themselves to be led by the hand by “experts”, deciding to support one or the other party, depending on what is convenient for them. Just as a group of Orwellian quacking geese would do.
Although Korida is not always perfect, at times redundant film, it is also – and above all – a sincere and passionate work that, on the whole, successfully captures a reality such as bullfighting, creating a varied and colourful fresco of a people – the Croatian people – that nevertheless proudly manages to defend its traditions and national identity.