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"To Each, Her Own" by Myriam Aziza (2018)

second feature

to each her own
A Jewish lesbian falls for a Muslim Black
Performances lack cohesion but message is welcome
Cast: Sarah Stern, Jean-Christophe Folly, Julia Piaton
Director: Myriam Aziza
Writers: Myriam Aziza, Denyse Rodriguez-Tomé
Music by Martin Rappeneau
Cinematography by Benoît Chamaillard
Film Editing by Vincent Zuffranieri

“You Don’t Get Life a Second Time” by Zoya Akhtar (2011)

You Don't Get Life a Second Time

Funny, good story and direction, some good – but at times childish – music, but weak content

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Writers: Farhan Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
Cinematography by Carlos Catalan
Film Editing by Anand Subaya

"You Don't Get Life a Second Time" by Zoya Akhtar (2011)

You Don't Get Life a Second Time
Funny, good story and direction, some good – but at times childish – music, but weak content
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Writers: Farhan Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
Cinematography by Carlos Catalan
Film Editing by Anand Subaya

“Mary Shelley” by Haifaa Al-Mansour (2017)

Mary Shelley

Great images and strong performance, but somewhat lost in time

Cast: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt, Stephen Dillane, Tom Sturridge, Ben Hardy, Hugh O’Conor, Jack Hickey, Ciara Charteris
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Writer: Emma Jensen
Editor: Alex Mackie, Nathan Nugent
Director of Photography: David Ungaro

"Mary Shelley" by Haifaa Al-Mansour (2017)

Mary Shelley
Great images and strong performance, but somewhat lost in time
Cast: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt, Stephen Dillane, Tom Sturridge, Ben Hardy, Hugh O’Conor, Jack Hickey, Ciara Charteris
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Writer: Emma Jensen
Editor: Alex Mackie, Nathan Nugent
Director of Photography: David Ungaro

"Like Father" by Lauren Miller Rogen (2018)

first feature

Like Father
Has a similar plot but comes nowhere near Maren Ade’s powerful Toni Erdmann
Cast: Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Rogen, Zach Appelman, Paul W. Downs, Brittany Ross, Lenny Jacobson, Danielle Davenport
Director: Lauren Miller Rogen
Writers: Lauren Miller Rogen, Anders Bard
Cinematographer: Seamus Tierney
Editor: Mollie Goldstein
Composer: Roger Neill

“The Bookshop” by Isabel Coixet (2017)

The Bookshop

Good acting but it takes too long for the rhythm of the movie, the plot, and the musical score to form a whole

Cast: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
Director: Isabel Coixet
Writers: Isabel Coixet, Penelope Fitzgerald (novel)
Music by Alfonso de Vilallonga
Cinematography by Jean-Claude Larrieu
Film Editing by Bernat Aragonés