The aftermath of the Guatemalan Civil War and genocide is the background for Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) from Belgian-Guatemalan writer/director Cesar Diaz. The film received attention at various festivals, including winning the Camera d’Or at Cannes Critics’ Week. It was Belgium’s official submission for Best International Feature Oscar consideration. Ernesto (Armando Espitia) is a young… [Read More]
This is a film that is upsetting to watch. The actors and script provide a very realistic sense of the pain this family is going through. Because we aren’t told the reasons, we have a difficult time assigning blame to either Boris or Marie, and so we don’t have a villain, only victims.
Fans of mild slapstick will be attracted to Lost in Paris. It is the work of Belgian comedy team of Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon. They bring a burlesque visual sensibility to their work.
The film is a heavily satirical look at religion, but through that satire some of the basic questions that people have about life and its meaning are brought forward.
Will science and technology be our salvation? Of course, the obvious response is: has it yet? For every advancement we make through science, there is price to be paid or an abuse of that discovery.