The Childhood of a Leader

One of those occasions when, as the lights went up, it was obvious that the majority of people in the audience had gone to this film expecting something totally different. My local art house theatre described it thus: "Set amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, it follows the young son of … Continue reading The Childhood of a Leader

Saul fia – Son of Saul

This much-awarded film has been on the must-see list for a while, and it is certainly required, though not easy, viewing. For a first-time director, albeit it one with an apprenticeship at the elbow of Bela Tarr, László Nemes has created a profound and moving film, and the limitations he has imposed upon himself work to … Continue reading Saul fia – Son of Saul