A Tale of Two Sisters

Based on a popular Korean folktale, A Tale of Two Sisters has all the elements of your typical fable; the unsavoury stepmother and absent father, the family living isolated from society. 252 more words


Thirst of Chan-Wook Park - Prequel to Only Lovers Left Alive

Thirst is the story of a Christian priest who can’t find his place in life. He decides to do good by taking part in an experiment that leaves him infected with a fatal disease leading to a blood transfusion. 512 more words

World Cinema

STRANGER BY THE LAKE (Alain Guiraudie, 2013)

Starring: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d’Assumçao

Genre: Drama/ Thriller/ World Cinema

The edge of this secluded lake in France at the height of the summer is a very popular spot for ‘cruising’ amongst homosexual men, with the woodland next to the lake the place for sexual encounters to take place. 602 more words


LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2013)

Starring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yoko Maki

Genre: Drama/ World Cinema

Ryota Nonomiya (Fukuyama) is an extremely successful business man who has had to work hard for everything he has achieved and owns, and has tried to bring up his six year old son Keita with the same ethos, applying a firm but fair approach with little affection. 576 more words


Jesus of Montreal - A new light on a familiar tale

A young actor is commissioned by a reputable church to play the role of Jesus for the annual re-enactment event. Given the permission for a free adaptation of the story, he comes up with a successful performance that steals the heart of the audience, but would the church like it too? 327 more words

World Cinema