“The Journey Is the Destination” by Bronwen Hughes (South Africa, 2016)

The Journey Is the Destination by Bronwen Hughes (2016)

The black-and-white ideological journey of a young reporter / Very active camera

Cast: Maria Bello, Kelly Macdonald, Ella Purnell
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Bronwen Hughes, Jan Sardi
Cinematography by Giulio Biccari
Film Editing by Robert Ivison, Natan Moss

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“Stefan Zweig Farewell to Europe” by Maria Schrader (Austria, 2016)

Stefan Zweig Farewell to Europe by Maria Schrader (2016)

Still wondering what the director’s intention was

Actors: Barbara Sukowa, Tómas Lemarquis,Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Director: Maria Schrader
Writers: Maria Schrader (screenplay), Jan Schomburg(screenplay)
Music by Cornelius Renz, Tobias Wagner
Cinematography by Wolfgang Thaler
Film Editing by Hansjörg Weißbrich

“A Quiet Passion” (Terence Davies, USA 2016)

A Quiet Passion

The periods succeed each other without indication of a transition in time. The pace in the end becomes ever so slow and the rich but affected dialogues sound unnatural. However, the extraordinary poems of Emily Dickinson enlighten the movie.

Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May
Director: Terence Davies
Writer: Terence Davies
Cinematographer: Florian Hoffmeister
Editor: Pia Di Ciaula

“Queen of Katwe” (Mira Nair, USA 2016)

Queen of Katwe

Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Madina Nalwanga,
Director: Mira Nair
Writer: William Wheeler, (book by) Tim Crothers
Cinematographer: Sean Bobbitt
Editor: Barry Alexander Brown
Composer: Alex Heffes

“Lion” (Garth Davis, USA 2016)

lion

Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Pallavi Sharda
Director: Garth Davis;
Writer: Luke Davies, based on the novel by Saroo Brierley, Larry Buttrose
Cinematographer: Greig Fraser
Editor: Alexandre de Franceschi