Phoenix

Another film from director Christian Petzold featuring Nina Hoss and Ronald Zehrfeld, previously all together in Barbara. This time, it's a Berlin immediately in the aftermath of WWII, and Hoss plays a concentration camp survivor who returns home having had reconstructive facial surgery following her injuries. She's so vulnerable and delicate you can almost imagine she … Continue reading Phoenix

Wakolda

The true story of an Argentinian family in the 1960s, who cross paths with a German doctor as they set out to begin a new life in Patagonia. How lovely to have a film written and directed by a woman: Lucía Puenzo (who also directed XXY, yet another film featuring a girl with a genetic disorder). … Continue reading Wakolda