Paula Van Der Oest, director (3): The Domino Effect (U.K., 2012)

The Domino Effect

A plea against the global economy, showing how it particularly affects women and children. An ode to altruism, and to love as a safe haven. Great editing work and very sober dialogues, a hallmark of this director.

Actors: James D’Arcy, Theo James, Tiya Sircar
Director: Paula van der Oest
Writer: Paula van der Oest
Music by Adrian Corker
Cinematography by Guido van Gennep
Film Editing by Maurice Bedaux, Sander Vos

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

American Honey (Andrea Arnold, USA 2016)

american-honey

“There is no yesterday, there is no today, there is only moving forward to tomorrow.” [Brian Tallerico. http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/american-honey-2016%5D

Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes
Director: Andrea Arnold
Writer: Andrea Arnold
Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan
Editor: Joe Bini