Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)

Filmed 14 years after an Atomic bomb was dropped by the USA onto Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki, murdering millions and leaving devastating and lasting effects on the country, Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima, Mon Amour is an artistic and abstract visualisation of the event’s consequences. Elle (Emmanuelle Riva), a French actress starring in a film about peace, … Continue reading Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)

The Burial of Kojo (Sam Blitz Bazawule, 2018)

Sound and image is combined to create the lyrical landscape of The Burial of Kojo, orchestrated by musician-turned-director Sam Blitz Bazawule and performed by Ghanaian locals. Dreams and reality cross-over in the eyes of Esi (Cynthia Dankwa), a young African girl who takes the centre-stage of this cabbalistic fable, the non-linear narrative following her as … Continue reading The Burial of Kojo (Sam Blitz Bazawule, 2018)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan, 2018)

"There's no such thing as homosexuality, just the struggle with sin" I immediately thought of the film But I'm a Cheerleader, the 1999 camp comedy directed by Jamie Babbit, as the film progressed and the storyline unfolded in The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Whilst exploring the same idea of sexual conversion camps in America, both … Continue reading The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan, 2018)

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Macon Blair, 2017)

"What are we doing, here in this world?" "Trying to be good. Be better". "What about me? Am I good?" As the title of this film indicates, depressed nurse Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) feel disconnected from the world she lives in. One irritating act after another pushes Ruth to her limit: people queue jumping and standing … Continue reading I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Macon Blair, 2017)