Tagged: stockholm film festival
After the Saturday screening of Sin Nombre the audience was given the opportunity to “meet and greet.” The floor was open for the audience to ask freely. Cary Fukunaga came in and he was very much in good spirits, mellow and “cool”.
On this issue we’ve got a special coverage on the Stockholm Film Fest, including a Q&A with Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga, and several reviews from the festival’s films like Precious, Up in the Air, and The Cove which will play a big part on the coming award shows…
Air Doll forces us to witness loneliness and isolation through the eyes of a sex air doll that becomes human.
Had I written a script today, Map of the Sounds of Tokyo would had been my end result. The kind of script that is amateurish, trying too hard to build this intriguing atmosophere with a mysterious character that is complex and abnormal.
Thirst is the film by Park Chan-wook, starring famous Korean actor Song Kang-ho as a Catholic priest who becomes a vampire and must fight the urge to give in his animalistic instinct.
This year was the festival’s 20th anniversary, so it was supposed to be a good one. Looking at the movie list, I must say that they didn’t disappoint. There was a great mix of movies from all over the world, although Africa was underrepresented and Asia got a bigger representation.
Precious tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who happens to be obese, illiterate and pregnant for the second time. She seems to be good at math, but this doesn’t seem to stop the principal of her school from kicking her out and letting her enroll for alternative schooling, where she meets other problem girls as well as Ms. Rain.
Winner of many Best Documentary awards – including the first Critics Awards – The Cove shows how 23,000 dolphins are slaughtered on the Japanese city of Taijii.