Impressed by the cinematography and effects, bored by the story, relieved by the ending.
Billy Connolly ftw.
Number of Swiss films seen in life: 1. Let's call it a good start.
Beautifully made film about the shocking fact that woman's suffrage wasn't realised in Switzerland until 1971 (or in fact 1990). The film is in a larger sense about feminism in general and in the setting of beautifilly shot Swiss landscapes and oppresive, cramped chalets, puts forward the theme painfully. Excellent performances all round, and I was quite blown away by Marie Leuenberger.
A year after I saw the re-release Howards End on the big screen I had the chance to see it again, in a best-of-2017 programme organised by the The Hague Film Theatre. What a rare and wonderful treat, especially from the front row in a nearly empty theatre.
This is now firmly my favourite film of all time, and seeing it for the third time I notice hundreds more details. This world is so complete, so full of life, so…