“The Divine Order” by Petra Volpe (Switzerland, 2017)

The Divine Order

Wrong music! A bit to conventional.

Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Marta Zoffoli, Bettina Stucky, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Noe Krejcí, Finn Sutter
Director: Petra Biondina Volpe
Writer: Petra Biondina Volpe
Cinematographer: Judith Kaufmann
Editor: Hansjörg Weißbrich
Composer: Annette Focks

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“Plush” by Catherine Hardwicke (USA, 2013)

Plush

Good music, but lacks unity

Cast: Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet, Dawn Olivieri, Frances Fisher, Thomas Dekker, Marlene Forte, Kennedy Waite, Kimiko Gelman, Christopher Craven
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Writer: Catherine Hardwicke, Arty Nelson
Music by Nick Launay, Ming Vauz
Cinematography by Daniel Moder
Film Editing by Julia Wong

“By The Sea” by Angelina Jolie (France, 2015)

By The Sea

SPOILER: Jealous of the happiness and fertility of a newly-wed couple, a tormented middle-aged woman tries to seduce the husband to destroy his couple.

NOTICED: The movie shows three couples at different stages of their development: the newlywed young and happy couple building a new life; the tormented middle-aged couple who has to fight not to fall apart; the old man who every day regrets the death of his wife.

Subtle musical score

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup
Director: Angelina Jolie Pitt
Writer: Angelina Jolie Pitt
Cinematographer: Christian Berger
Editor: Martin Pensa, Patricia Rommel
Composer: Gabriel Yared

“Autumn Lights” by Angad Aulakh (USA, 2016)

Autumn Lights

A young woman’s promiscuous relationships and how the men in her life react to it
The heaviness created by the landscape and the relationships is not to the taste of everyone, as the extreme ratings show

Cast: Guy Kent, Marta Gastini, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
Director: Angad Aulakh
Writer: Angad Aulakh
Music by Hugi Gudmundsson
Composer: Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson
Cinematography by Árni Filippusson
Film Editing by Valdís Óskarsdóttir

“Lolo” by Julie Delpy (France, 2015)

Lolo by Julie Delpy (2015)

A bad script that sharp dialogues and a whiff of humor can’t save

Cast: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard, Antoine Lounguine
Director: Julie Delpy
Writer: Julie Delpy, Eugénie Grandval
Cinematographer: Thierry Abrogast
Editor: Virginie Bruant
Composer: Matthieu Lamboley

“Lady Macbeth” by William Oldroyd (UK, 2016)

Lady Macbeth by William Oldroyd (2016)

Excellent performance and direction

Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank
Director: William Oldroyd
Writer: Alice Birch; based on Lady Macbeth of Mtensk by Nikolai Leskov
Cinematographer: Ari Wegner
Editor: Nick Emerson
Composer: Dan Jones