Not exactly a faithful adaptation of Ayn Rand's first novel, Noi Vivi follows the tradition of Alessandrini's extreme realism in the story of a young individual and her quest to survive in Soviet Russia by balancing between holding on to one's ideal and love. I noticed that the subtitled were not perfect, obviously to edit out the propaganda that couldn't be removed but it did stay true to the novel as well as listening to the dialogues using my broken Italian. The editing could have been done a bit better, but there's no complain for me as I know how hard it must have been to delete the fascist propaganda. The acting and casting were fantastic, I love the costumes, the sets and the minimalist design. However, I did get disappointed with Irina's (Kira's cousin) subplot being omitted (It was may favourite part in the book) and the ending being changed to something melodramatic/romantic that completely betrayed Rand's ideology.
Coco Before Chanel, literally is about Coco before she started her own Chanel line. I like the acting, very natural and fitting, exactly what I would expect real life Chanel to behave. I like the individualist messages, you gotta work hard to achieve your dreams and don't let the others stop you. I like the idea of Chanel meeting the man who appreciate her unique ideas, like attract likes was well reinforced there. However, the plot seem fragmented and could use some polishing. The costumes were beautiful and the set was beautifully designed.
Lars von Trier's Medea is an one of a kind adaptation to the classic Greek tragedy about a vengeful wife's plot against her unfaithful husband. Von Trier used a lot of unusual camera angles and imagery to tell this story in his own way. A beautiful film which lacks realism, if only more violence were used it may have been a better piece of work.
Well, I watched this junk cuz I accidentally stumble upon a whole series of crap like this. I don't even know where to begin describing how dumb this film is. The special effect was horrifyingly bad, it consist of simply put a cougar's face onto the villainess' face. Most of the scenes were continuously reused, the dialogues and acting were crap. Everything about it was just so bad. I had to skip most of the parts. Do not watch this ever.