Atlantique

Ghostly Romeo and Juliet

16th October 2019 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

Having only seen the trailer, I went to the film Atlantique, directed by Mati Diop and winner of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, under the misapprehension that it was a film about the struggles of migrants … Read More

Alice et le Maire

Political Talkie

7th October 2019 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

Éric Rohmer, the king of “talkies,” helped give French cinema its all-talk, no-action reputation. Most of his quiet, charming movies were filled with intellectual discussions about the politics of love, with little actual lovemaking. Now, one of Rohmer’s favorite actors, … Read More

 

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