An extremely deep-diving international cinema podcast from two Finnish media professionals Karri and Henrik, who analyse any film from any country, every Thursday.
The horror classic 'Suspiria' splits opinions. Is it failed feminism or is it misogynistic? Is it giallo or not? Is it a good film? Is it a happy accident? What is the Suspiria trilogy, and are the followups in the same league? What about the rest of the Dario Argento resume? This and more within.
Suspiria (1977). Directed by Dario Argento. Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Barbara Magnolfi.
Episode image "Haus zum Walfisch" by Joergens.mi, used under CC BY-SA 3.0.
HANN is an Icelandic LGBT short film that took the Youtube by storm and has emotionally affected and helped the minority youth around the world. Director Runar Thor and lead actor Ásgeir Sigurðsson (Andri) kindly joined us to discuss the film in detail, the effect it has had, as well as their future projects.
Special thanks for episode to Hannu Björkbacka.
HANN (2018). Directed by Runar Þór Sigurbjörnsson. Starring Ásgeir Sigurðsson, David Gudbrandsson, Bryndís Ásmundsdóttir.
There is a huge public outcry to even ban the Netflix film 'Cuties'. There are claims that the film is child sexual exploitation. Has the American cancel culture gone too far?
Cuties (2020). Directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. Starring Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni, Esther Gohourou, Ilanah Cami-Goursolas, Myriam Hamma.
In anticipation of Denis Villeneuve's Dune, Karri and Henrik look at David Lynch's Dune. The director has himself disowned the film and blamed studio meddling for the shape it took.
Dune (1984). Directed by David Lynch. Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Kenneth McMillan, Sting.
The Staggering Girl (2019)
A 'staggering' stream of consciousness hits you in the short film 'The Staggering Girl' from director Luca Guadagnino. Where does the fine line go between narrative cohesion and artistic stream of consciousness, before the audience will raise their grievances? As usual, there is no straight answer. The film is streaming on Mubi.com.
The Staggering Girl (2019). Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Julianne Moore, Kyle MacLachlan, Marthe Keller, Kiki Layne, Alba Rohrwacher.
Peninsula (2020) (반도)
Peninsula, the long-awaited zombie sequel to the 'Train to Busan' hit film is here. Can it possibly live up to its predecessor? How does an entire city work in lieu of a train? Does 'Peninsula' have anything worthwhile left to say, politically or otherwise? Either way, does it matter, and what does?
Peninsula (2020) (반도 / Bando). Directed by Yeon Sang-ho. Starring Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae.