“Flocking” by Beata Gardeler (Sweden, 2015)

Flocking

A whole community turns against a 14 year-old girl who accuses a boy of raping her.
Powerful, almost unbearable

Actors:  Fatime Azemi, John Risto, Eva Melander
Director: Beata Gårdeler
Writers: Emma Broström (screenplay), Geir Hansteen Jorgensen (dramaturge)
Music by Lisa Holmqvist
Cinematography by Gösta Reiland
Film Editing by Linda Jildmalm

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“Sairat” by Nagraj Manjule (India, 2016)

Sairat

Could have been an hour shorter / humor disappears halfway

Cast: Rinku Rajguru, Akash Thosar, Arbaz Shaikh
Director: Nagraj Manjule
Writers: Nagraj Manjule (story and screenplay), Nagraj Manjule (dialogue)
Music by Ajay Gogavale, Atul Gogavale
Cinematography by Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti
Film Editing by Kutub Inamdar

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

The Innocents2

See also the first viewing

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

“Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” by Sydney Freeland (USA, 2017)

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train by Sydney Freeland (2017)

A weak script, but the light tone, a nice cast, some good dialogues and good music make it fun to watch
SPOILER: The engaging tone of the movie comes mainly from the fact that all the personages are on the side of the thieves and help them get away with it, except the detective who ends up being the bad guy.

Cast: Ashleigh Murray, Rachel Crow, Tim Blake Nelson, David Sullivan, Danielle Nicolet Director: Sydney Freeland
Writer: Shelby Farrell
Cinematographer: Quyen Tran
Editor: Michael Taylor
Composer: Mark Orton

“The Lovers” by Azazel Jacobs (USA, 2017)

The Lovers (2)

A dull first half and a disappointing end in spite of (or is it just because of) the final twist. The performances and the musical score are the best things this movie has to offer.

Cast: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross, Jessica Sula
Director: Azazel Jacobs
Writer: Azazel Jacobs
Cinematographer: Tobias Datum
Editor: Darrin Navarro
Composer: Mandy Hoffman

“The Beguiled” by Sofia Coppola (USA, 2017)

The Beguiled by Sofia Coppola (2017)

A male ‘enemy’ in a women-only environment: delightful!
Enchanting photography in natural light
Remake of “The Beguiled” by Don Siegel (1971)

Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice
Director: Sofia Coppola
Writer (novel): Thomas Cullinan
Writer: Sofia Coppola
Cinematographer: Philippe Le Sourd
Editor: Sarah Flack
Composer: Laura Karpman