COLD WAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pawel Pawilowski Stars: Tomas Kot, Joanna Kulik, Agata Kulesza, Borys Szyc, Jeanne Balibar, Cedric Kahn. This melancholy romantic drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers kept apart in the divided Europe after WWII has been largely inspired by the experiences of Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawilowski’s own parents. Cold War spans some fifteen years and tells of the troubled romance between a pair of musicians. The film was a big winner at Cannes and is Poland’s official entry into the Foreign Language category for the Oscars. Cold War Continue reading

RED LIGHTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cedric Kahn Stars: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Carole Bouquet, Vincent Deniard, Jean-Pierre Gos, Carline Paul. Based on a novel by prolific Belgian crime writer Georges Simenon, Red Lights is a tense road movie with sinister undertones and a slow burning, white-knuckled psychological thriller very much in the style of Hitchcock, who often explored the dark heart of ordinary people trapped in nightmares largely of their own making. One hot weekend in Paris, a couple heads to the country for a pleasant getaway, planning to pick up Continue reading