While no stranger to his work in documentaries and short films, The Rocket marks director Kim Mordaunt’s first narrative feature. A boy and his family living in a small village of Laos must depart on a journey to find their new home.
Rarely do I post about video games here on EK, but once in a rare moment there is that one exception. And this time it’s name is Dear Esther. Filmic and captivating from start to finish. Developed and envisioned by The Chinese Room and Robert Briscoe.
Famous Japanese animation director Takahata Isao (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, POM POKO), teams up with animation behemoth Studio Ghibli for his latest feature film The Tale of Princess Kaguya // かぐや姫の物語. A visually alluring, simple and intriguing piece of 2D work.
Tomm Moore, the director to The Secret of Kells, returns with his next animated feature entitled Song of the Sea. One of a good handful of directors still imbuing the constantly growing potential of 2D animation. Production for the film is still ongoing, but the teaser material alone pretty much sells itself.
The Loneliest Planet challenges a couple’s relationship during their mountainside vacationing. Director and video installation auteur Julia Loktev treks alongside this slowly unfolding narrative soaked in silent mystery.
Stobe Harju‘s relentless talent in projecting his inner-psyche and imagination into the real world boggles my mind. Harju has worked on several fantasy-tinged music videos, as well as the cinematic sequences in the Alan Wake video game. The director’s latest feature film called Imaginaerum has him, once again, in heavy collaboration with Finnish music band…
Daniel Nettheim is a director from Sydney, Australia. His majestically eerie feature The Hunter (not to be mistaken for Rafi Pitts‘ film of the same name, featured earlier on EK here) explores one man’s inner / outer nature as he trudges through the wild Tasmanian terrain in search of an ultra-rare beast.
From director Jiang Wen, comes Let the Bullets Fly // 让子弹飞 a rock-and-roll western set in the warring period of a 1920s China. As a scheme to get-rich-quick is applied without the knowledge of it’s original entrepreneur, a bloody battle of wit and grit is ignited.