Enfant du Siècle

Enfant du Siècle

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  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart

    ★★★½

    Charming coming of age about a teenager in search of her place in the world, facing the difficulties, concerns and fears of that age and unexpectedly experiencing first love. Yoshifumi Kondō builds, from a simple premise, a melancholic and sincere work with universal themes that are easy to relate to. With ease, the director introduces us to the everyday life of a girl and her family, to witness the gradual evolution towards adulthood, and to enjoy those moments when the world opens up before our eyes and we experience new sensations.

  • New World

    New World

    ★★★½

    Following the death of the chairman of a major criminal organisation in South Korea, a bitter war breaks out between the two leading candidates for succession who are attempting to seize the power at any cost and secure the future survival of their group. Park Hoon-jung meticulously constructs an intricate crime drama punctuated by betrayal, death and violence, introducing us to the oppressive and sordid atmosphere of an ambiguous universe of appearances in which no one seems to be trusted.…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    I was 15 years old in 1999 and was eager to see Kubrick's last work, which was only my third from his filmography. My best friend and I went to one of those theatres that would allow us in regardless of the film's rating not knowing exactly what to expect. I left the theatre with the feeling that I've seen something that would completely change my appreciation of cinema. I remember been obsessed with this film, I even went to…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★

    A few days ago, Guillermo del Toro expressed in an interview that he tries to keep the plot of his films as simple as possible and thus be able to focus on the visual aspect; personally, it seems to me that right there lies the biggest flaw in his latest feature film, a simple and predictable story, a little longer than necessary and, although visually attractive, very conventional. The interviewer mentioned that this is a very complex film with several…