3 Faces last week. New film by Jafar Panahi, Iranian director currently banned by his government from making films but still secretly doing so and delivering them to European film festivals. Mad plot, he and a famous Iranian actress (both playing themselves in the film) are sent a video by an Iranian teenage girl from a small village expressing her frustration at her families stubborn response to her gaining a place in a prestigious arts/film school, the video ending with her suicide (this is the first three minutes of the film). The film goes from there, the two visiting her village.
Panahi was an assistant to the late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, plenty of hallmarks of his filmmaking here. Reminded me a fair bit of one of my highlights of last year, a film called Western that did a similar thing with small village life.
New Joker looks so so good. When I heard it was based off killing joke I had high hopes and it looks like they’ve gone from precisely the right angle. Dialed down the the theatrics majorly to let the human side show so that he’s eventual break is so much more impactful and realistic.
Dragged across concrete . Great film by a brilliant director who loves to troll all the pussy leftie americans who suffer from TDS (Trump derangement syndrome) One of the few directors left who can make pure cinema in homage to the great 70's period, Mel Gibson is outstanding as all the critics have very reluctantly pointed out and Vince Vaughn gives a career best performance, I fully expect Zahler ( director/writer/novelist) to make a masterpiece one day unless like some you argue that Bone Tomahawk already is.