Monthly Archives: July 2008

KVIFF FILM REVIEW: Nan T. Achnas’s ‘The Photograph’

By Ray Bennett KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic – Singapore-born director Nan T. Achnas’s tender and contemplative drama “The Photograph” tells of an ailing picture taker determined to find a successor before he dies and the sympathetic trollop who becomes an … Continue reading

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KVIFF FILM REVIEW: Vladimir Michalek’s ‘Of Parents and Children’

By Ray Bennett KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic – An ageing and cantankerous father and his devoted but conflicted son chat, argue, drink, reminisce and rehash old differences while strolling through Prague in Czech director Vladimir Michalek’s rewarding drama “Of Parents … Continue reading

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KVIFF FILM REVIEW: Sam Karmann’s ‘True Enough’

By Ray Bennett KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic – Set to an engaging jazz beat, Sam Karmann’s French treat “True Enough” is a wise and witty riff on the perils of infidelity full of droll playing and memorable lines. Shrewd and … Continue reading

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KVIFF FILM REVIEW: Anna Friel in ‘Bathory’

By Ray Bennett KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic – Legend has it that Countess Elizabeth Bathory was a murdering monster, the scourge of 16th century Europe, slaughtering virgin girls by the score and bathing in their blood in order to stay … Continue reading

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