Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day Director: Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement https://youtu.be/Z-7oesSsZ_w Jean Cocteau's magical classic fairytale is beautiful and strange, and definitely ahead of it's time. Lavish and surreal, it's an art film that's also accessible to the everyman, and one that has influenced many film makers since. Watch the video above for my thoughts.
Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, Wu Ma, Wang Zuxian Director: Siu-Tung Ching When a hapless young tax collector wanders into town, no one will give him shelter and he's forced to take refuge in a haunted temple. There he meets a misanthropic Taoist warrior and a beautiful girl, who harbours a deadly secret: she is… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Starring: Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan Director: Hark Tsui This is the film that catapulted Jet Li to international fame, and also managed to spawn itself several popular sequels. I riot of colour, action and convoluted plot points, Once Upon A Time in China is a martial arts classic. Set in the late 1800's in… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Once Upon A Time In China (1991)
Starring: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon Director: Jean-Luc Godard A crazy, colourful anarchic film, Week End breaks the boundaries and has a great deal of fun doing it. It's the story of a couple who are heading out into the countryside to get away from it all, but their progress is halted by a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Week End (1967)
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz Director: Olivier Assayas What an enigmatic little film. Kristen Stewart stars as Maureen, a young woman who works as a personal shopper and who refuses to leave Paris since her twin brother died. She believes that he'll get a message to her from the other side, as they… Continue reading Personal Shopper (2016)