Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

30 July 2018

The Year Long Road (1958)

Cesta Duga Godinu Dana (The Year Long Road) is really a stunning achievement. I loved this movie. It's a kind of socialist fable or fairy tale, which is probably why I loved it so much, but it demonstrates the value of working together, and has so many beautifully realized side plots and so much lovely character work, that it transcends its political utility.

28 July 2018

The Fencer

The Fencer (Miekkailija) was utterly conventional, but it's beautifully photographed, and I rather loved every sentimental bit of it. The acting is also top-notch, which helped a great deal.