The 38th annual Hawaii international film festival looked like a great event! The one movie that i was curious about seeing but unfortunately was not able to go was Sink or Swim by Gilles Lellouche. The movie is a comedy … Continue reading Review on Sink or Swim Review – HIFF
My final event at 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival Presented by Halekulani was my favorite by far. Sink or Swim directed by Gilles Lellouche was a raw and encouraging tale about the realities of depression and misfortune in adulthood, … Continue reading Sink or Swim Review
Before Hiff 38, I’d never attended a film festival as a guest but merely staffed one as an employee of an independent movie theatre. I felt spoiled for choice as I looked through the catalog of films. It was far from the limited selection of action flicks and remakes usually put out for wide distribution in theatres. I chose my movies mostly at random–I didn’t want to overanalyze my picks and end up seeing what I usually do. This proved to be the right choice; the two movies of which I knew absolutely nothing turned out to be among the … Continue reading HIFF 38 Reflection
Sink or Swim is a French comedy about an all-male synchronized swim team, exploring mental health and masculine identity in the modern age. The film swings between seriousness and levity more nimbly than most American films, reminiscent of the darker varieties of British comedy. The main character is clinically depressed and out of work, with no friends and a gang of horrid in-laws. He joins the team for no particularly strong reason, but very quickly the team itself becomes the main fixture of the movie. The sport of synchronized swimming is only incidental, but the people who compose the team … Continue reading “Sink or Swim” Review
I think for this semester in this class this was one of my favorite films. i like the journey Amelie goes in searching for the things that make people happy and i can really relate to her struggle to find … Continue reading Why does she keep making that face?
La Jetee is a French film by Chris Marker in 1962. This film is fairly short at 28 minutes long and is made through a series of photographs with narration over it. What makes this film pretty crazy at the … Continue reading La Jetee (1962) Reaction
La Jatée, directed by Chris Marker, was a thought evoking take on the cinematic form. As a pioneer of the ‘time travel’ narrative, its cinematography pushed the boundaries of the norm at the time it was distributed. The film itself … Continue reading La Jatée: Breaking Conventions