Posts tagged "The Assassin"

The 59th BFI London Film Festival

by Joanna Orland The BFI London Film Festival has come to a close for another year.  The 59th edition had quite an impressive selection of 240 films in its lineup including opening gala Suffragette, closing gala Steve Jobs and other memorable movies such as The Lobster, Youth, Room, Beasts of No Nation, Son of Saul, […]

59th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme

    The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival has officially been unveiled.  The Festival will screen a total of 238 fiction and documentary features, including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 40 European Premieres and 11 Archive films including 5 Restoration World Premieres.  There will also be screenings of 182 live action […]

68th Cannes Film Festival

by Joanna Orland Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) is not only the most famous of film festivals, but it is also considered to be the most prestigious in the world.  From my extensive experience, I am fairly certain that it is also one of the largest. Boasting a fine selection of films in various […]

Cannes Film Festival: Top 10 & Predictions

by Joanna Orland My week in Cannes has come to an end, and while I didn’t see all of the films In Competition, I did manage my fair share.  Here is my personal top 10 of the films I did see, and my hopes / predictions for the film festival’s Competition prizes! — 10.  Valley […]

Cannes Film Festival: The Assassin

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien Starring Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun and Tsumabuki Satoshi by Joanna Orland While I can certainly appreciate The Assassin‘s elegance, I sadly cannot enjoy it.  The film excels in its beauty and grace, but completely neglects to engage its audience in this slow-burning but beautiful work by Taiwanese director Hou […]