“The Lovers” by Roland Joffé (Belgium, 2013)

The Lovers

Ambitious but failed

Cast: Josh Hartnett, Tamsin Egerton, Simone Kessell, Bipasha Basu, Abhay Deol
Director: Roland Joffé
Writer: Roland Joffé
Story: Ajey Jhankar
Cinematography: Ben Nott

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“Wonder Woman” by Patty Jenkins (USA, 2017)

Wonder Woman

Good action, but predictable and simplistic romance

Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis
Director: Patty Jenkins
Based on the Characters from DC: Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston
Writer (story by): Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs
Writer: Allan Heinberg
Cinematographer: Matthew Jensen
Editor: Martin Walsh
Composer: Rupert Gregson-Williams

“Everything Is Illuminated” (Liev Schreiber, USA 2005)

Everything Is Illuminated

After more than an hour of absurd and humorous situations with characteristic music and dialogues, the pace suddenly slows and the tone becomes serious. This change of direction destroys the movie and shows how difficult it is to combine drama with comedy

Cast: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin, Laryssa Lauret
Written and directed by Liev Schreiber
Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer
Music by Paul Cantelon
Cinematography by Matthew Libatique
Film Editing by Andrew Marcus, Craig McKay

“The Art Of Loving Story Of Michalina Wislocka” (Maria Sadowska, Poland 2017)

The Art Of Loving

To be watched twice (at least)!

Actors: Karolina Gruszka, Magdalena Boczarska,Justyna Wasilewska
Director: Maria Sadowska
Writer: Krzysztof Rak
Music: Radzimir Debski
Cinematography: Michal Sobocinski
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski

“Silence” (Martin Scorsese, USA 2016)

Silence

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Ciarán Hinds, Issei Ogata
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese; based on the novel by Shûsaku Endô
Cinematographer: Rodrigo Prieto
Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker
Composer: Kathryn Kluge, Kim Allen Kluge

“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

“Saving Face” (Alice Wu, USA 2004)

saving-face

Coming out in the American-Chinese community

Cast: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen
Director: Alice Wu
Writer: Alice Wu
Music: Anton Sanko
Cinematography: Harlan Bosmajian
Editing: Susan Graef, Sabine Hoffman