Miss Violence (2013)

Miss Violence At the Table

★★★★☆

Directed by Alexandros Avranas / Written by Alexandros Avranas & Kostas Peroulis / Cinematography by Olympia Mytilinaiou / Edited by Nikos Helidonidis / Art direction by Thanassis Demiris & Eva Mannidaki. Starring Themis Panou, Rene Pittaka, Eleni Roussinou, Sissy Toumasi, Chloe Bolota, Maria Skoula, Kalliope Zontanou / Constantos Athanasiades/ Nikos Hatzopilos.

Alexandros Avranas’ Miss Violence begins with a dramatic suicide, and only gradually do we realise that the death is a consequence of a plan gone wrong. Pulling no punches, the film depicts with surgical precision how a family colludes with someone who has taken complete control of them for a monstrous purpose. Read More

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Three Monkeys (2008)

★★★★☆

Three Monkeys the couple

Turkey. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan / Written by Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan & Ercan Kesal / Cinematography by Gokhan Tiryaki / Edited by Ayhan Egursel and Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Starring Ercan Kesal, Yaruz Bingol, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar and Cafer Cose.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s fifth, accomplished feature Three Monkeys is that pure kind of film, conceived as the excavation of a single theme – the human capacity for silence and corrupting self-delusion – to which the considerable art of the director and his ensemble is unerringly directed. Ceylan elevates his tale from melodrama to the stature of an archetypal parable for our times. Read More