On Chesil Beach
Mission Impossible: Fallout
MIFF: A Woman Captured
Not a lot to report this week, as film buffs are bum down/head up in cinemas watching the cornucopia of fine films that constitute MIFF.
Director: Dominic Cooke
Length: 110 min
|© Transmission - love on the beach, or |
on the rocks?
3 - recommended!
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Length: 147 min
© Paramount - Tom up to his old
2.5 - maybe!
Happening now - until 19 August
A Woman Captured: This Hungarian doco is so mind-boggling as to defy belief. 53-year-old Marish has been a slave for years to a callous and abusive woman, Eta. As the film-maker chronicles Marish's miserable daily life, the oppressed woman finally works up the courage to hatch an escape plan. This is excruciatingly slow, but bizarrely intriguing, focussing in on the ravaged toothless face and daily torment of the unfortunate woman. How she allowed this to happen I'll never know, but apparently this sort of modern slavery is alive and well, not only in third-world countries, but also in Europe. (9th Aug, 12th Aug)