Film Review: ‘Suite Française’

★★★★☆ Saul Dibb’s film adaptation of Suite Française (2014) dramatically compresses the many strands of Irène Némirovsky’s incomplete World War II novel, discovered by her daughter after her death and published to great acclaim in 2004. Némirovsky intended to write five parts dealing with the tumult of war but only Continue Reading


Film Review: ‘My Name Is Salt’

★★★★☆ Upon viewing Farida Pacha’s quietly lyrical and earth-bound documentary My Name Is Salt (2013), the comparison to Jean-François Millet’s painting The Gleaners springs to mind. Both depict farmers or peasants, combing the land for its natural goods. Both extol the virtue and necessity of breaking one’s back in order Continue Reading