“Lungs” or A meditation on human connections

After their successful two-years duet as Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Claire Foy and Matt Smith are back as a couple struggling with issues (of a much more commoner kind) in the play “Lungs” written by Duncan MacMillan. While queuing at Ikea, couple M and W start to question about the possibility…

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“Judy” or a journey beyond the rainbow

Aged 46, Hollywood legend Judy Garland, the former girl who enchanted an entire generation singing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in “The Wizard of Oz”, is broke and devastated by abuse of alcohol and pills. She accepts to go to London, invited by theatre mogul Bernard Delfont, for a series of concerts. Here she will followed…

“The Night of the Iguana”, a tale of lost souls

A strange group of visitors arrive at the Mexican hostel managed by recently widowed Maxine (Anna Gunn). There are some young school girls led by strict Miss Fletwood (Finty Williams)  who have been guided by former priest now tormented tourist guide, Reverend Shannon (Clive Owen), an old acquaintance of Maxine. And there is the naive…

LFF: “Out of Blue”or a crime story about connections

Based on Martin Amis novel Night Train, this poignant mix of crime movie and drama is the new creation by surprising director Carol Morley whose passion for eerie stories and female characters already emerged with her previous The Falling.  Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is investigating on the mysterious death of an astrophysicist (Mamie Gummer). Her research will soon try to get…

LFF: “Suspiria” by Luca Guadagnino. A variation on a theme by Dario Argento.

An important premise: it’s pointless to compare the original Suspiria by Dario Argento with this version just released by Call Me By Your Name acclaimed director Luca Guadagnino as this one is more a variation on a theme created by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi. The original plot, which sees the young Suzy Bannion (Dakota Johnson) join the Markos…