D: Craig William Macneill.
S: Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Kim Dickens.
Claustrophobic hypothesis of a nineteenth century double murder. A look at abuse, abuse of power and privilege. Chloë Sevigny is the stand out.
ASAKO I & II (Netemo Sametemo) ★★★★☆
D: Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Happy Hour).
S: Masahiro Higashide, Erika Karata, Sairi Itô.
Quality melodrama. Love at the centre of life doesn't seem false here, as dogs so many rom-coms/dramas. Agonising romantic heartache for the lead.
D: Jaime Rosales.
S: Bárbara Lennie, Alex Brendemühl, Joan Botey.
A film hammering the audience with piercing drama, while using stylised camerawork, chapter headings, a non-chronological timeline, etc. to hamper descent into soap opera and crass voyeurism.