Film Reviews

The Divine Order Story of the transformation of a submissive housewife into a change-maker in her small conservative Swiss town. Transformation
Thelma Mesmerizing drama about a female college student struggling with sexual repression and wounds afflicted on her soul. Love
Félicité Drama about how music eases the pain of a seasoned survivor struggling with some unexpected challenges. Love
Polina The quest of a classical ballerina to express herself through modern dance. You
A Taxi Driver The inspiring story of a South Korean cab driver whose life is transformed by his heroic activities during the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. Justice
The Nile Hilton Incident An anatomy of a Cairo crime investigation clouded by corruption. Shadow
After Love An intense family drama revolving around the split of an unmarried cohabiting couple with two children. Shadow
The Fencer A celebration of the ethical goodness and heroic acts of a teacher. Teachers
Past Life A sober-minded Israeli film about sibling rivalry, secrets from the past, and the quest to express oneself creatively. Forgiveness
The Woman Who Left An intense morality tale about the resilience of a good-hearted woman. Compassion
Afterimage An intense biopicture about a Polish avant-garde painter persecuted by the Communist government. Shadow
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe A biodrama about the wanderings of an exiled Jewish-Austrian writer. Meaning
All These Sleepless Nights A documentary drama of the night-time quests for pleasure via booze and drugs of a twenty-something pair in Warsaw, Poland. Shadow
In the Forest of Siberia A French film about a burnt-out man who spends some prime time in the wilderness of Siberia seeking the insights of solitude. Meaning
Journey to Greenland The cross-cultural journey of two long-time friends visiting one of their fathers in a remote Inuit village. Openness
Right Here, Right Now A French film that excoriates a firm that specializes in mergers and takeovers and reveals the toxic nature of secrets. Shadow
The Stopover A look into the emotional fireworks that emerge when a band of stressed out soldiers from Afghanistan arrive for some R & R in Cyprus. Meaning
The Together Project A French/Icelandic romantic comedy about love, swimming pools, and the yearning to be rescued. Love
150 Milligrams A riveting French social justice drama about a courageous female whistleblower who discovered the health hazards of a diet drug. Justice
Heal the Living A very fine French film about death, organ donation, and the importance of illness narratives. Compassion
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