Samuel's Travels

Samuel’s Travels (aka Squeal) (2021)

Samuel’s Travels (aka Squeal) opens with a confusion of signals. The credits handwritten on parchment in inked calligraphy, and the jaunty grace of the accompanying Minuet from Handel’s Water Music Suite No.1 in F Major, combine to suggest a couple’s choreography, told in a classical, literary mode – which is not an unfair description of…

De Patrick

Patrick (De Patrick) (2019)

Patrick (De Patrick) first published by Little White Lies (in a shorter version online) “It’s all down to an uncertain void that has been created,” says Herman (Pierre Bokma) as he addresses the residents of a naturist campsite in a bid to take over now that the owner Rudy (Josse De Pauw) has died. Herman…

The Room

The Room (2019)

The Room first published by VODzilla.co Christian Volckman’s feature debut, the dystopian noir Renaissance (2006), was a bold experiment in animation, using what was then entirely new eye-tracking motion-capture techniques, and pushing monochrome to its absolute limits in a palette of stark blacks and whites with no room for greys in between. Almost a decade…

Revenge

Revenge (2017)

From its opening wide shot of the desert, writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s feature debut Revenge allows the ochre of the rocky landscape and the deep azure of the sky dominate. Orange-and-teal is the contrasting colour palette favoured by this millennium’s commercial film posters and even the films themselves – which is to say that Revenge appears…