Exactly what we should cold Giorgos Lanthimos English-language debut “The lobster” is not completely safe, but the Greek behind “Dogtooth” will entice us with science fiction. In a world on the surface similar to our own are couples statutory while “loners” are sentenced to be redesigned to animals. In fairness, they get a chance to meet new partners via a 45 days long stay at a beach resort hotel.
This is where nydumpade Colin Farrel to set things right before it is too late. In fairness, he may choose the animal if it goes wrong. He likes the ocean so it will be a lobster. Consider the film Buñuel had done in 1984, so it will be quite right in all its Orwellian surrealism.
In the top of critics barometer like this in the middle of the race sprints almost unchallenged Todd Haynes film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s highly personal novel, “Carol,” published in 1952 under the pseudonym Claire Morgan.
Here faced authoring alter ego Therese New England-elegant Carol and sparks strikes, with consequences in the United States where women and men’s sexuality becomes illegal when only one sex is involved. 2015 will be a candidate for this year’s love of film.
Director Todd Haynes and photographer Ed Lachman captures masterfully zeitgeist inspired by Vivian Maier still images. Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett portrays the passionate couple with flying colors. There is also finesse at at a Jean Simmons (Mara) and Deborah Kerr (Blanchett). La Deneuve Excuse, there are even a couple of real movie stars still out there.
Forbidden Love can also be seen in “Marguerite & amp; Julien “in which a pair of siblings in the aristocratic 1600-century environment (timing is unclear because sometimes emerge a helicopter up) are becoming increasingly enamored of each other while the surroundings vainly seeking to stop them. Everything is based on a script by Jean Gruault, written for a François Truffaut film that did not happen, now updated by director Valérie Donzelli together with Jérémie Elkaïm, both behind the “Fight for Life” (2011). A flipped fresco painting may be called, very French to boot.
Humanities depiction continues to maintain high quality through various European sender. Francophile cineastes account the familiar environment of Maïwenn Le Bescos “Mon Roi”, in which two 30-something Parisians fall in love, have children and even increasing trouble. Emmanuelle Bercot (also director of this year’s opening film “La tête haute”) and Vincent Cassel argue, reconcile and rattles, a bit too much but at a high level.
sedate is Italian “Mia madre “, Nanni Moretti story of a film director (Margherita Buy) who struggles with his latest recording, while her mother is dying. With the picture is also a daughter of a now completed marriage, a worn brother who is soon to retire (Moretti himself) and a divig method actor, flown over from the US (a wonderful John Turturro). My perfect weekend movie to see before it’s time for some good truffle pizza.
The same applies Norwegian Joachim Trier’s “Louder than Bombs”, the title despite a sensitive portrayal of a family processing grief after the wife / mother died in a car accident. For his international debut has Trier created a universe that at times resembles Alejandro González Iñárritus “Babel” and hand-picked Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg and young revelation Devin Druid in the central roles.
Something small will be lost Norwegian in the films “Reprise” and “Oslo, August 31st” is not included, but that there are now two Trier amongst Europe’s most exciting filmmakers are beyond all doubt.
Jan Lumholdt is a film critic in SvD.