Marshland, The Salt of the Earth and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence are all reviewed
We’ve collected trailers from all the film reviews in the current issue (Aug/Sept #110), written by world cinema editor, Yoram Allon.
Dir: Alberto Rodríguez; UK release August 7 (Altitude)
Winner of ten Goya Awards, this engrossing murder mystery set in the marshlands of Andalucía presents an effective sense of specific location as the intricate pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
The Salt of the Earth
Dirs: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim Wenders; UK release July 17 (Artificial Eye)
A truly captivating film, and a remarkable testimony to one man’s enduring empathy for the human condition, told with pathos, humility and cinematic precision.
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Dir: Roy Andersson; UK release July 13 (Artificial Eye)
Andersson’s final analysis of modern Swedish ennui may be fixated on death, but its more salient points are about the full span of human existence, the almost invisible connections that unite places and people, granting even the most trivial moments a perverse sense of importance.