Sweden in 1782. A young nobleman, named Jacob (Per Oscarsson) returns from France to his home and cherished sister Charlotte (Bibi Andersson) who is engaged to Baron Alsameden (Jarl Kulle).... See full summary »
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »
Aroused citizens assassinate an unpopular Caribbean despot, then two men vie for his gorgeous widow Ines. Ojeda is a steamy, isolated island, the penal colony for an oppressive dictatorship... See full summary »
In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Suleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.
Joanna Hogg always had the plan to make two parts since she started working on the story. The only question was to shoot both of them back to back or to shoot one first and then shoot the other. See more »
A young woman--Honor Swinton Byrne was just 19 when this film was shot--wants to become a film-maker. There are doubts among her friends and associates that she has the talent and skills to realize this dream. One compares her to a "trainee Rotarian". The woman perseveres through many difficulties, the main one being her sado-masochistic relationship with a bogus intellectual whom you would gladly shoot if you could. Joanna Hogg has directed a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating film that shows some affinities with Jacques Rivette's work. The method of showing the audience the bare minimum of fact and situation then demanding the viewer put it all together in their head was Rivette's, and led to great works like Va savoir and L'amour par terre. Joanna Hogg isn't on this level but I kept watching.
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