WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND
Director Iliana Sosa films her grandfather
This is a lovely film that is the cinematic equivalent of sitting down with a beloved older relative and picking their brain about their life and feelings.
(This is also playing at this years SXSW)
A THOUSAND FIRES
IN Myanmar where oil is drilled by hand, a family has to readjust their plans when their youngest son decides that he doesn’t want to follow in the family footsteps.
Achingly beautiful fil is a portrait of a slice of life I knew nothing about. This is a deeply moving film I wish I had seen on a big screen.
THE BALCONY MOVIE
Director Pawel Lozinski interviews people from his balcony over the course of a year.
It’s a wonderful slice of life full of wonderful unexpected stories.
NEW OLD PLAY
Theatrically rooted film is the life as portrayed on stage, and which mirrors the conventions of stage.
Three hour film is a one of kind trip through history. Playing unlike any film I’ve seen (expect perhaps some of Obyashi’s final films) this is sensory delight for those film lovers who want something different and theater lovers who miss the magic of theater on the big screen.
A treat and recommended.