Paula Van Der Oest, director (1): Moonlight (NL, 2002)

Moonlight

The beginning is full of humor, suspense and provocation,  but leads nowhere. Weak scenario.

Actors: Hunter Bussemaker, Franck Sasonoff, Andrew Howard
Director: Paula van der Oest
Writer: Carel Donck
Music by Fons Merkies
Cinematography by Guido van Gennep
Film Editing by Sander Vos

 

The Beautiful Risk / Le Beau Risque (Mark Penney, Canada 2013)

The Beautiful Risk

Dying to love, loving to death
Interesting use of landscapes; different sorts of music are superimposed; the screen stays black for quite a while; dialogues are sometimes ‘de-synchronized’

Director: Mark Penney
Writer: Mark Penney
Actors: Shaun Benson, Eliane Gagnon, Michel Perron
Cinematography: Robert Smith
Editing: Mark Penney

Divines (Houda Benyamina, France 2016)

Divines

In a Parisian ‘hot’ suburb, drug distribution, blackmail, and violence are controlled by women. Strong performances.

Cast: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel
Director: Houda Benyamina
Writer: Houda Benyamina
Music: Demusmaker
Cinematography: Julien Poupard
Editing: Loïc Lallemand , Vincent Tricon