Curse of the Golden Flower – Blu-Ray Review

Curse of the Golden Flower is a Chinese film directed by Zhang Yimou, who also did House of Flying Daggers and Hero. It’s based on an old play from the 1930s called Thunderstorm, by Cao Yu, although very clearly the story is basically King Lear. Thunderstorm has been adapted many times previously, including as a … Continue reading Curse of the Golden Flower – Blu-Ray Review

Mouchette – Blu-Ray Review

Robert Bresson made Mouchette a year after Au hasard Balthazar. It’s about a young girl , the Mouchette of the title, her miserable life and all the shitty stuff that happens to her. Made in his typical minimalistic style, the cast features mainly non-professional actors. It’s deeply depressing, ad has a slightly religious aspect as … Continue reading Mouchette – Blu-Ray Review