FILM FEST GENT


The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018), 20th Century Fox, UK / Ireland / USA, D-Cinema, 119 minutes, Queen Anne (Olivia Colman)

THE FAVOURITE

Sex and power intersect in Yorgos Lanthimos’ riotous Royal Palace satire

Kursk: The Last Mission (Thomas Vinterberg, 2018), Signature Entertainment, France / Belgium, DCP, colour, sound, 117 minutes, Commodore David Russell (Colin Firth)

KURSK: THE LAST MISSION

Vinterberg’s epic tragedy about historical submarine disaster lacks personality

At Eternity's Gate (Julian Schnabel, 2018), Curzon Artificial Eye, USA / UK / France, D-Cinema, 110 minutes, Vincent van Gogh (Willem Dafoe)

AT ETERNITY’S GATE

Appeals to the senses in a disorienting way, pulling us into the endless swirls of van Gogh’s starry sky

First Man (Damien Chazelle, 2018), Universal Pictures, USA, 16mm/35mm, colour, sound, 138 minutes, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling)

FIRST MAN

A testament to man’s progress in the Enlightenment tradition but a humble reminder of his place in the unknown cosmos