Film reviews and more

Day: 7 September 2022

Venice 2022: Saint Omer review

★★★★★ Documentary filmmaker Alice Diop’s (We, La Permanence) first narrative feature Saint Omer is a major achievement and an investigation into motherhood, judgment and the other. It also has to be one of the favourites for a prize at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, where it screened in competition.

Venice 2022: The Son review

★★★★☆ “Love is not enough,” is the advice given to the parents in French playwright Florian Zeller’s sophomore feature film The Son, which closes the diptych begun by The Father. It is wise advice and goes against so much that we instinctively feel about parenting and childcare. All we need is love, surely? Unconditional love.