The Selfish Giant (2013)

I love films that gradually sneak up on you, films that effortlessly establish an engaging world without an overarching conflict before developing into something possessing immense emotional weight. The necessary balance to achieve this kind of affecting social realism must be difficult to attain, but it’s on full display in Clio Barnard’s surprisingly touching The…

Léa Seydoux and Kacey Mottet Klein in Sister (2012)

Sister (2012)

Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) is a liar and a thief. He steals skiing equipment from the wealthy guests populating the ski resort looming over his squalid apartment. The funds he earns from their sale is shared with his sister Louise (Léa Seydoux) – when she isn’t disappearing into a never-ending procession of young men’s cars.…