Stockholm won this year’s Transilvania Film Festival Competition so I saw it in the cinema a couple of months ago. Rodrigo Sorogoyen seems to have mainly directed TV Series so far and one movie in 2008 (8 Dates), but which seems to have remained known only in Spain (winning some national prizes there).
Stockholm on the other hand, won quite a lot of prizes since it was launched and participated in some of the important film festivals around the globe this year, but it seems that only the jury in Romania discovered the ‘something special’ in it and gave it the competition grand prize.
The film starts like this : ‘On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse’s neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind.’
Last night I saw another great movie from the Dutch director Anders Thomas Jensen. After Adam’s Apples, (I wrote about it here) which I found simply surprising, this time we have Flickering Lights, made in 2000. It tells the story of 4 gangsters from Copenhagen who steal a bag full of money and try to […]
I discovered a new Danish director, Mikkel Munch-Fals, with a very good movie made in 2012, Nothing’s All Bad. It tells the story of 4 people, with their own lives and problems and how in the end they meet and end up together. Once again a great Nordic movie!
I recently saw again after some years a Jens Lein movie from 2005, The Brothersome Man. Shocking story about a man in his 40s waking up in a town he has never been before, having an apartment and a job there. It got me thinking of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984. Great […]
It seems that Bent Hamer has a thing for making movies about how difficultit is being old and alone. After watchig O’Horten a few years ago, I just came across another of his movies, Kitchen Stories. In a quite funny way (starting from a study regarding the behaviour of people in their kitchens), the movie […]