Songlines World Cinema | July (#109)

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 in Recent posts, Reviews by .

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West, Force Majeure, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter are all reviewed in the current issue.

We’ve collected trailers from all the film reviews in the current issue (July #109), written by our world cinema editor, Yoram Allon.

In Cinemas

West
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Dir: Christian Schwochow; UK release June 12 (New Wave Films)
This highly perceptive film succeeds in expressing the subtle and enigmatic mysteries of not knowing the true nature of anything, or anyone.

 

In Home Entertainment 

Force Majeure
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Dir: Ruben Östlund; UK release June 29 (Artificial Eye)
An unsettling reality explored with a merciless lens in Ruben Östlund’s fourth feature film, Force Majeure. Yet this brilliant, viciously amusing indictment of bourgeois complacency, gender stereotypes and the illusion of security still manages to evoke a disturbing empathy as it exposes human frailty.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
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Dir: David Zellner; UK release June 29 (Soda Pictures)
The result is a genuinely moving, enchanting tale, beautifully shot with empathy and warmth. Strangely, it also arrives at an unexpected place of great joy. In short, a wonderful work of cinematic art.

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