26 October 2010

La Zona Mexico-Spain, 2009 ☆☆☆☆

A reality check for all of those living in gated communities in Mexico. Security is top priority and people go all the way to protect themselves, often at the expense of others less fortunate. When a teenager enters the residential area called "la zona", the neighbours start a manhunt to get him and make justice for themselves.

25 October 2010

Pepperminta Switzerland, 2009 ☆☆☆☆

Video artist Pipilotti Rist's first incursion into feature length movies is a real treat. Entertaining and original from beginning to end, shocking at times but overall funny, it is the hippie movie of our digital era.

17 October 2010

Enter The Void France, 2009 ☆☆☆☆

A hallucinatory trip in the life of a young American who ends up as drug dealer in the Tokyo nightlife. His tragic story and that of his sister are told in flashbacks and numerous points of view. A visually stunning and shocking film.

09 October 2010

The Maid La Nana, Chile, 2009 ☆☆☆☆

The story of a maid, who for 23 years, has worked with an affluent Chilean family, suddenly falls sick. When another maid comes to help, she gets even worse and starts to behave like a child. Not until a third maid comes to help does she open up to her and become very good friends. A surprisingly entertaining movie.

08 October 2010

The Square Australia, 2008 ☆☆☆☆

Trying to escape from his monotonous married life, Raymond gets entangled with a younger married woman. They both plan to escape and run away. Not that simple, though. They hire someone to ransack the woman's place, where her husband has money hidden in the roof. What could go wrong? Well, almost everything, in very unexpected ways. This is a must-see!

07 October 2010

Barking Dog Never Bites South Korea, 2010 ☆☆

A professor is constantly being bothered by his neighbor's unrelentless barking dog. After several attempts to get rid of him, he meets a girl at the post office who will help him get his temper under control. A dark comedy like only the Koreans can come up with.

06 October 2010

Chloe Canada, 2010 ☆☆☆☆

The setting is a winter in Toronto. A successful doctor (Julianne Moore) suspects her husband is cheating on her. She hires a girl, Chloe, to find out. She discovers more than she would have liked, and getting rid of her will prove extremely difficult. Atom Egoyan knows how to create suspense in every character.