Shiva

Shiva Baby (2020)

In Judaism, a shiva (from the Hebrew word for ‘seven’) is a week-long period of mourning following a funeral, during which time the close family of the deceased sits together at home, and friends and relatives come to pay their respects. It is not exactly a party, and less joyous than a wake, but nonetheless,…

Burgundy

The Duke Of Burgundy (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire His first feature, Katalin Varga (2009), is a rape/revenge story shot in Transylvania with exclusively Hungarian dialogue. His second feature, the metacinematic mystery Berberian Sound Studio (2012), is set in Seventies Italy and uses the grammar and tropes of giallo to explore the misogynies in and around an unseen…