It can't be easy to find the right roles for Yolande Moreau, whose brutishly unladylike features often appear in sharp contrast with the soft-spoken dignity of her characters.
Berlin Film Festival
Jonas Mekas' charming trifle is just about as accessible as experimental cinema gets.
"Cigarettes" will blow through avant-garde-friendly fests and rep houses.
Charismatic leads hold a passing interest, yet "Romeos" will be just another average feature on the LGBT circuit.
Unattractive visuals are just one of the pic's problems, which also include unsympathetic characters and a Swiss idea of grunge that, well, just doesn't feel that edgy.
Affecting drama "Ways of the Sea" introduces a strong new talent in director-writer Sheron R. Dayoc.
Docu is no more than a filmed black-and-white interview of Garzon discussing his philosophy and career, a no-frills talkfest akin to a dully unmodulated Charlie Rose show.
Pic played like gangbusters to young auds at the Berlinale, where it won the top prize from the children's jury for the Generation section.
"Together" demonstrates how badly China needs a documentary to help address discrimination toward its growing HIV-positive population.
A poignant story just begging to be remade, "The Ways of Wine" is presented in peculiar mock-doc style.