Tag Archives: explicit sex scene

A film review: “Illusion” [2013 Germany]

Roland Reber, no stranger to controversy with his persistent recourse to eroticism, continues his exploration of human behaviour and their secret desires through his latest drama “Illusion”.
The film incorporates several of Reber’s pet themes like lust, nymphomania, greed, and … Continue reading

Posted in Germany, Roland Reber | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Where it burns: “Une flamme dans mon coeur” [1987 Switzerland, France]

Alain Tanner makes a concerted attempt at re-interpreting feminist ideals with his intense and controversial drama “Une flamme dans mon coeur” [Eng. Title: A Flame in My Heart]. However, over the film’s course, he drops the topic and reverts … Continue reading

Posted in Alain Tanner, Switzerland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Challenging taboos: “Feuchtgebiete” [2013 Germany]

.
David Wnendt’s brilliant comedy “Feuchtgebiete” [Eng. Title: Wetlands] is not for the squeamish – it is a frontal attack on our senses, sensibilities, and taboos bound by societal norms. Centred around a young woman coming-to-terms with a childhood trauma, … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Isabella Ferrari and others in “E la chiamano estate” [2012 Italy]

After a promising start to his career with films like La spettatore, Paolo Franchi decides to confront (and confound) audience and critics alike with his latest drama “E la chiamano estate” [Eng. Title: And They Call It Summer]. And … Continue reading

Posted in Italian Cinema | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Of buffaloes and earwigs in Guillermo Arriaga’s “El Búfalo de la Noche” [2007 Mexico]

Director, and acclaimed writer of films like Amores Perros and Babel, Oscar nominated Guillermo Arriaga penned and co-produced the mexican drama “El Búfalo de la Noche” [Eng. Title: The Night Buffalo] based on his own novel. Jorge Hernandez Aldana made … Continue reading

Posted in Mexico | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments