Statically filmed, with long takes, but original and effective as a comment on women’s lives, certainly in tune with sentiments at that time.
Quick Take: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA
Few laughs, but enthusiastically performed.
Review: ASHES AND DIAMONDS
Often described as vibrant and offering something new at the time, a prime example of the Polish Film School.
Review: LOVING COUPLES
The film takes place almost entirely before the outbreak of the war, but there’s no shortage of drama.
Quick Take: RADIOACTIVE
In spite of a good performance by Rosamund Pike, this film is often borderline tedious.
Review: AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD
Klaus Kinski is mesmerizing as Aguirre, the mutineer with a wild-eyed stare.
Review: THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
Reminds us of how silent cinema kept reaching new heights even as the advent of sound was only a year away.
In the past few years I’ve been creating and updating my own Spotify lists of composers.