Solid Gold review – sluggish Polish crime thriller

A tough-nut ex-cop is lured back to her old job to help bring down a drug baron in this overlong and unengaging drama Corruption runs yet again all the way to the top – but this even-paced, overlong ...

United States of Love review – liberation is desperation in a sick new world

Four women living in Poland as the Soviet empire falls are oppressed by joyless sex and yearning in Tomasz Wasilewski’s unnervingly sad and icy film Tomasz Wasilewski brings an icy compositional ...

United States of Love | 2016 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review

Certain Women: Wasilewski Explores Enlightenment and Despair It was 1990, and the climate was changing. Or so begins Polish director Tomas Wasilewski’s third feature, United States of Love, which ...

[Berlin Review] United States of Love

It’s the dawn of a new era in ’90s Poland. The Wall is no more; ideas, news, and commodities from the West are coming in hard and fast, along with messages from family members working in West Germany, ...

Berlinale ’16: United States Of Love review

United States Of Love review: Tomasz Wasilewski’s film is a revealing, intimate and compelling study of four women struggling. United States Of Love review by Paul Heath, Berlin Film Festival, 2016. ...

New Films From Mia Hansen-Løve, Thomas Vinterberg, Lav Diaz, and More Will Premiere at Berlin 2016

As if new films from the Coens and Jeff Nichols weren’t enough, the 2016 Berlin Film Festival has further expanded their line-up, adding some of our most-anticipated films of the year. Mia ...

Berlin 2016: Vinterberg, Hansen-Løve, Tanović join Competition

Berlin 2016: Vinterberg, Hansen-Løve, Tanović join Competition New titles from Thomas Vinterberg, Mia Hansen-Løve, Danis Tanovic, Lav Diaz and Gianfranco Rosi among line-up.Scroll down for full list Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 11-21) has added nine ...

Sundance teams with Polish festival

Sundance teams with Polish festival The Sundance Film Festival has entered into a partnership with Poznan’s Transatlantyk Film Festival to present a selection of its titles at the forthcoming fourth edition running from August 8-14. ...

DVD Review: 'Floating Skyscrapers'

★★★★☆Described by its writer and director Tomasz Wasilewski as "the first Polish Lgbt film", Floating Skyscrapers (2013) boldly goes where n Pole has gone before in its intricate study of repressed ...

This Ain't California, Nebraska, Frozen: what to see at the cinema this week

This Ain't California | Nebraska | Frozen | Kill Your Darlings | Oldboy | Powder Room | Homefront | Getaway | The Patience Stone | Big Bad Wolves | Black Nativity | Floating Skyscrapers | Klown | ...

Film Review: 'Floating Skyscrapers'

★★★★☆An ornate, clinical study of gay identity in a predominantly Catholic Poland, Tomasz Wasilewski's Floating Skyscrapers (2013) pulsates with vitality and sexual repression. A belligerent statement ...

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: Floating Skyscrapers

For fifteen years, Kuba (Mateusz Banasiuk) has been training to be a champion swimmer. When not at the gym or in the pool, he spends his time sexing his girlfriend Sylwia (Marta Nieradkiewicz) and ...

Tribeca Review: 'Floating Skyscrapers' Never Dodges The Inevitability Of The Modern Gay Indie Film Tragedy

Ideally there’d be a way around this, but it appears there is not: if you’re a gay couple in an independent film, things aren’t going to end well for you. The cloud of disaster hangs low over ...

Two from Tribeca: Floating Skyscrapers and Lily

If these two quality celluloid offerings from the upcoming Tribeca Festival are harbingers of what's to be offered, get your tickets now for as many films as you can. Here are engaging, vital, and ...