Author Corina Rottger

I’m a German based passionate film lover with main interests in contemporary, arthouse and independent cinema. I love the cinematic experience on screen, unconventional storytelling and getting carried away by it. Besides film, I am also interested in general pop culture and addicted to way too many TV shows I never seem to be able to catch up on.

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Andrey Zvyagintsev’s drama Loveless won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and focuses on a married couple who are in the middle of a nasty divorce when their mutual son goes missing. The Russian director already won an award for Best Screenplay in 2014 for Leviathan and was awarded the…

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Four out of five award-winning feature films by Ruben Östlund premiered in Cannes in several sections of the festival. His feature Involuntary screened at Un Certain Regard back in 2008, Play won the Coup de cœur Prize in the Director’s Fortnight in 2011 and Force Majeure was awarded the Jury Prize at Un…

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Set in Virginia three years into the Civil War in 1864, Sofia Coppola’s latest film The Beguiled is an adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel of the same name from 1961 and a remake of Don Siegel’s film from 1971. Compared to its predecessor, Coppola’s take on the story is told from a female perspective…

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Come Swim, the experimental 18-minute short film from actress-turned-director Kristen Stewart already premiered at Sundance and screened in the Special Screening section in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. The short is Stewart’s ambitious…

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Yorgos Lanthimos is back in Cannes with his sinister and dark-humored psychological thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a film he co-wrote with his regular collaborator Efthimis Filippou. Together, they have already co-written the critically acclaimed and award-winning films Alps, Dogtooth and The…

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Arnaud Desplechin’s opening film Ismael’s Ghosts is a portrait of a filmmaker (Mathieu Almaric) who is haunted by his past and thrown into a loop when his wife Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) suddenly returns and re-enters his life. Over decades, Ismael had been searching for her and eventually declared her…

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Kit (Dylan Authors) and his girlfriend Alice (Julia Sarah Stone) decide to leave their small hometown in Nova Scotia behind and travel to Sydney (in Nova Scotia, not Australia) to visit Dylan’s extroverted and unstable mother. Along the way, they discover themselves and their sexuality and especially Dylan has to come to terms with himself and his family. Weirdos is a tender and genuine coming-of-age dram…

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Thomas Arslan’s Competition entry Bright Nights earned a Silver Bear for Georg Friedrich’s performance of Michael, a divorced father who takes his estranged son Luis on a road trip to Norway after attending his own father’s funeral. The story opens with Michael (Georg Friedrich), a Berlin-based engineer, receiving a phone call about…

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Directors Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie received a special mention at the Generation 14plus Awards for their ambitious and thought-provoking film Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves. Over the course of its 183 minutes running time, the film follows a group of four young students who are disappointed and dissatisfied by the outcome of the student protests of the “Maple…

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