Tag: French cinema

Heal the Living: Film Review

Heal the Living: Film Review

By Linda Marric Adapted from Maylis de Kerangal’s fantastic novel of the same name, Heal The Living is the third feature from critically acclaimed French director Katell Quillévéré (Suzanne, Love Like Poison). This beautifully atmospheric and truly devastating piece of filmmaking, is one of the most emotionally charged films of ...

Raw: Film Review

Raw: Film Review

By Linda Marric Every so often a film comes along and awakens something in its audience, something so visceral, so real and so utterly mesmeric that you are left wondering why there are not more films like it being made. As luck would have it, Julia Ducournau’s film Raw definitely ...

Elle: Film Review

Elle: Film Review

By Linda Marric The opening scene to Elle is perhaps one of the most shocking scenes you will encounter in recent cinema. The film opens with a brutal rape sequence which will have you ask yourself, what have I let myself in for? Directed by Paul Verhoeven and staring the ...

Forgotten Film Friday: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Forgotten Film Friday: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

By: Michael McNulty It’s Friday night, supper’s finished, the washing ups been done and you’ve settled into the front room. Time for the great debate: what to watch tonight? You’ve exhausted your pre-recorded programmes, there’s nothing tickling your fancy on the TV and all the later screenings at your local ...