“Diaz – Don’t Clean Up That Blood” by Daniele Vicari (Italy, 2012)

Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood

Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano
Director: Daniele Vicari
Writers: Daniele Vicari
Music by Teho Teardo
Cinematography by Gherardo Gossi
Film Editing by Benni Atria


“Agora” by Alejandro Amenabar (Spain, 2009)


This movie shows that both science and religion are motivated by faith. Ultimately, however, religion becomes a political power, science not. It also shows that all power feeds itself on minorities!

Cast: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Rupert Evans, Michael Lonsdale
Directed by Alejandro Amenabar
Written by Amenabar, Mateo Gil
Music by Dario Marianelli
Cinematography by Xavi Giménez
Film Editing by Nacho Ruiz Capillas

“The Battle Of The Sexes” by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (USA, 2017)

Working in pair: man + woman directing

The Battle Of The Sexes

Too predictable and at times grotesque

Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Writer: Simon Beaufoy
Cinematographer: Linus Sandgren
Editor: Pamela Martin
Composer: Nicholas Britell

“The Innocents” by Anne Fontaine (France, 2016)

The Innocents2

Compelling story, sober but powerful images

Cast: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne
Director: Anne Fontaine
Writer (based on an original concept by) Philippe Maynial
Writer (adaptation): Pascal Bonitzer, Anne Fontaine
Writer (dialogue): Pascal Bonitzer, Anne Fontaine
Writer: Alice Vial, Sabrina B. Karine
Cinematographer: Caroline Champetier
Editor: Annette Dutertre
Composer: Grégoire Hetzel

“Dunkirk” by Christopher Nolan (UK, 2017)


Excellent direction / “This is a movie of vision and integrity made on an epic scale” writes Matt Zoller Seitz / A (British) patriotic movie in time of Brexit…

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy. Cillian Murphy. Harry Styles
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Cinematographer: Hoyte van Hoytema
Editor: Lee Smith
Composer: Hans Zimmer

“Viceroy’s House” by Gurinder Chadha (UK, 2017)

Viceroy's House

The weak romance story is offset by a good depiction of the historical and political events surrounding the departure of the English from India.
At one moment in the movie, the partition of India is compared to that of Palestine and of Ireland, other British colonies that have suffered greatly, without however digging deeper into the subject.

Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, Simon Callow, Om Puri, Lily Travers, Huma Qureshi
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Writer: Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini
Cinematographer: Ben Smithard
Editor: Valerio Bonelli, Victoria Boydell
Composer: A.R. Rahman

“Detroit” by Kathlyn Bigelow (USA, 2017)


Begins as an historical drama, and ends as a case of racism, abuse, and corruption by the police

Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Jack Reynor, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben O’Toole, Anthony Mackie
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Cinematographer: Barry Ackroyd
Editor: William Goldenberg, Harry Yoon
Composer: James Newton Howard