Also with: Nicolau Breyner, Joao Perry, Joao Grosso, Maria Joao Luis, Fernando Curado Ribeiro, Chica Xavier, Canto e Castro, Fernando Heitor, Cecilia Guimaraes, Laurent Moine, Jose Laplaine.
Directed by Mika Kaurismaki, the older but less famous brother of Aki Kaurismaki, "The Last Border" is a rare film -- a spoof of the "Mad Max" cult films that also works as a futuristic adventure in…
"A Shadow of Doubt" is a riveting exploration of how a father's presumed abuse of his young daughter destroys each member of a middle-class French family , and how society deals with incest. Director…
Though her film ambles into its story, actress-turned-filmmaker Micheline Lanctot ultimately delivers a hard-hitting drama of sibling bonding in "Deux Actrices."
Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival (market), May 21, 1993. (In Edinburgh, Telluride film festivals.) Running time: 86 MIN.
A wry comedy-drama about a dissolute middle-aged actor's relationship with a virginal teenager, "Sequence of Feelings" is modest but enjoyable. Polish writer-director Radoslaw Piwowarski's last…
Visually striking but intellectually pretentious and a bit vague, "The Ditvoorst Domains" presents a gloomy portrait of Adriaan Ditvoorst, the gifted Dutch filmmaker who committed suicide in 1987…
"Split" is a surprisingly unsentimental celebration of a life that was as much a self-creation as it was a product of the times. Subtitled "William to Crysis: Portrait of a Drag Queen," hourlong pic…
Three-hour costume drama based on the 19th century legend/mystery is not inspired, but it's helped by epic feel, good performances, plenty of pathos and the status of Kasper Hauser as one of…
Something of a quiet departure for Beijing cinema, "After Separation" is a cool-headed, compassionate look at the semi-romantic entanglement of two middle-class city dwellers, each of whom has lost a…