The 8-year-old boy, Matthew, is clutching his mother’s sleeve tight and holding her hand. He looks very pale.
This inferior Murnau tone poem merely drifts interminably along on gothic autopilot.
The film makes the viewer wait in a state of anticipation for something to resonate on screen.
Bird discusses Polish director Andrzej Zulawski and more.
At 80 minutes, its cinematic flash fiction, and a suitable entry point into the lively body of work Cassavetes made.
John Cassavetes’s characters entertain each other as a way of fending off melancholy.
People compare Cassavetes to jazz because his films are lively, vivid, and bursting with energy.
You really have to wonder what exactly made the Friday the 13th series so wildly successful.
Though Kessling can be interpreted as a stand-in for Zulawski, Femme Publique is not his autobiography in the same way his previous film Possession was.
Mondo Video should be commended for their handsome presentation of one of Zulawski’s most lush, explosively romantic films.