Les Misérables is a powerful and confronting realist work depicting a contemporary French migrant suburb on the edge of anarchy. A brilliant powder-keg of a cop thriller, all the more remarkable for being writer/director Ladj Ly’s feature debut.
La Belle Époque is a fun and intriguing time-travel-fantasy romcom exploring the delights and traps of nostalgia and its impact on the present.
Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory kicks off the 2019/20 Lotterywest Perth Film Festival in fine style. Visually gorgeous, meditative on life and art without being ponderous, driven by effortlessly masterful dialogue and featuring a superb performance from lead Antonio Banderas.