Directed by Mark Cousins • 2018 • United Kingdom
A genre as popular as comedy, but what are some of the great scenes in melodrama? Sharmila Tagore narrates a story that takes us from the silent American film SHOES to Kira Muratova’s brilliant CHEKHOV’S MOTIFS to Binka Zhelyazkova’s visually remarkable WE WERE YOUNG.
Our look at sci-fi takes us to unusual places, other realms: Kathryn Bigelow, the Wachowski siblings, Patty Jenkins’s WONDER WOMAN, Lori Petty’s TANK GIRL, and the TV version of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
“Horror & Hell”
Literal, figurative, political—in Deepa Mehta’s EARTH, Samira Makhmalbaf’s BLACKBOARDS, Jennifer Kent’s horror masterpiece THE BABADOOK, Joanna Hogg’s squirm-inducing ARCHIPELAGO, the Tunisian film THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE, and more.