In the normal way of films you follow two maybe three main
characters and everyone else is a supporting character
designed to illuminate the leads.
Swedish film We are the Best plays out like many
''coming of age'' films. But unlike most films that cover the
awkward teenage years, the way the kids in this movie relate
to each other comes off as genuine.
For some films the only satisfactory response seems to be a
stunned silence followed by furious discussions over how much
we believe that what we have just seen is really possible.
Blake Lively and her actor husband Ryan Reynolds are
expecting their first child, the actress confirmed on Monday
with a picture of her baby bump on her lifestyle website.
Is an exotic setting, evocative '50s architecture and
sumptuous cinematography, enough to carry a film?
German film Beloved Sisters (Rialto) was one of my
picks for this year's Film Festival on the basis that looking
at pretty frocks in period settings is usually fun.
The Italian Film Festival returns this week, rolling out a
feast of 18 feature films. Here is just a taste.
The kooky title of Hip Hop-eration (Metro and Rialto)
rather put me off: another movie about zany oldsters showing
that they are down with the young people seemed like the last
thing the world needed.
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