NEVER LOOK AWAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Stars: Tom Schilling, Paula Beer, Sebastian Koch, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci. Epic in scope and set against the backdrop of the Cold War, Never Look Away spans some thirty years of German history and dramatic social change. It is loosely based on the life of renowned German artist Gerard Richter, widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary artists who produced photorealistic paintings. The film opens in Dresden in the 1930s, where we first meet Kurt Barnert (played Continue reading

FRANTZ

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Francois Ozon Stars: Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stotzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bulow, Anton bon Lucke, Cyrielle Claire, Alice de Lencquesaing. The prolific Francois Ozon is one of France’s most stylish and intriguing filmmakers, especially with visually sumptuous melodramas like Swimming Pool winning great critical acclaim and reaching international audiences. His films deal with sex and death, and often have a strong queer subtext. His latest film is no exception. Frantz is a haunting and stylish period romance set in the Continue reading