Ariel

Ariel (1988)

Ariel first published by EyeforFilm, 16 Oct 2007 Aki Kaurismäki’s first feature, Crime And Punishment (1983), updated and transplanted Dostoyevsky’s novel to present day Finland. Since then, the deadpan auteur has written, directed and edited some 20 films, which is about a fifth of Finland’s cinematic output since the Eighties. His films, however, have always proven…

Shadows In Paradise

Shadows in Paradise (1986)

Shadows in Paradise first published by EyeforFilm (here slightly altered) In Goran Dukic’s Wristcutters: A Love Story, limbo is imagined as a place where no one ever smiles, where furnishings and cars all seem second-hand, where the colours are all drab and faded. “Everything’s the same here,” as one character puts it, “but it’s just a little…