Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. ... See full summary »
While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence.
Gael García Bernal,
Poetic, experimental and different, Container is described by Lukas Moodysson as "a black and white silent movie with sound" and with the following words; "A woman in a man's body. A man in... See full summary »
Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his ... See full summary »
Alex Ross Perry
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
This isn't necessarily all that original, but it's able to infuse American approaches to this sort of film and twist them in its own way. The three lead performances from the girls are pretty strong, and their journey is well encapsulated, and even realistic. Granted, the film hits some sour patches at times, and I found myself somewhat disengaged, but by the end it all comes together nicely, even if in a somewhat inconsequential way. I don't really know what else to say, except that I'm not a very big fan of their music here (or even punk music in general, really). Overall, a nice little, colorful film, even if not great.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?