Le Portail follows the unpredictable wanderings of 9 year old Alexis, who is disturbingly attuned to the sadness around him, “suffering shows in the eyes of the survivors” and never more so than in the eyes of Lily, Wide-eyed and vulnerable like most prepubescent girls, Lily’s belief in man is tested both out in the open and in secret.

…you have to give in to the obvious sentimentality and praise the beauty of love…

Protect the Nation follows Siwze an 8 year old boy who struts with the supreme confidence of a man on a mission. Siwze shows he has a deeper side after he questions the good in himself “when somebody’s good to you, it makes you good”. Words that ring true in Lastraina “subtle” Spanish rendition of The Time Traveller’s Wife. Lastraina appears comical upon sight, yet it is not long before you have to give in to the obvious sentimentality and praise the beauty of love.

…melodramatic in certain points it eventually closes with more gusto than it began with…

Das Opfercovers exactly the issue that true love is letting someone go; melodramatic in certain points, it eventually closes with more gusto than it began with. In comparison to A Shore Thing which serves no purpose other than to reiterate the self-absorbed insecurities of a washed up couple. This doesn’t apply however to Rita, a story about a blind girl living in Italy, who is getting ready for a special occasion until her home is broken into. Worth watching if only to understand the world beyond what you see.

 

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Lashana is a avid traveller and film enthusiast. She works in the world of digital media but aspires to move into publishing some day.

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