Kinoteka 2016: Provincial Actors review

★★★★☆ “What does a play about actors and the theatre mean?” These may be indignant words taken from the mouth of the frustrated Krzysztof (Tadeusz Huk) but it’s a question pertinent to the film it appears in, Agnieszka Holland’s first major feature, Provincial Actors. The director has oft been quoted Continue Reading

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Kinoteka 2016: Deep End review

★★★★☆ It proves hard to define the tone of Jerzy Skolimowski’s Deep End, which flopped upon its initial release in 1970 only to undergo significant re-evaluation years later. Ostensibly a saucy, knockabout swimming pool romp, it develops into a surreal dive into the waters of destructive sexuality. Skolimowski was working Continue Reading