Anatomy of a Fall

MA 15+, 152 minutes 5 stars Review by © Jane Freebury As they must, it’s the small details that matter on the day a man dies, suddenly and mysteriously, after falling from the upper floor of a chalet in the alps. In the background there are glorious mountains, in the foreground a family tragedy that… Continue reading Anatomy of a Fall

The Swallows of Kabul

M, 81 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury The Swallows of Kabul is set in the summer of 1998, a couple of years into Taliban rule in Afghanistan. This is strong stuff of course, yet not live action. It is delicately packaged instead as an attractively rendered 2D animation in subdued pastels that… Continue reading The Swallows of Kabul

Petit Paysan (aka Bloody Milk)

Subtle, taut drama that resonates beyond the family farm M, 86 minutes Streaming on Stan 4 stars Review by © Jane Freebury This is an impressive, subtle drama that was invited to Critics Week at Cannes in 2017 and has subsequently appeared at French film festivals. An unusual piece made by relatively unknown talent, it… Continue reading Petit Paysan (aka Bloody Milk)