THE MOLE; Poland, FOUR STARS!!!! Loyalty, love, disillusionment, intrigue are the ingredients that comprise this succinct, finely- wrought, luminously performed film revolving around the birth of solidarity in Poland.
BONSAI; Chile/France, TWO STARS!! Stunning beginning, never attains supernova status, but fizzles with the same intensity. Proust is howling in his sarcophagus at this pathetic rendition of “Remembrance of Things Past”.
THE SILVER CLIFF; Brazil, FOUR STARS!!!! Superb portrait of a lacerated, bifurcated heart; a poignant depiction of a brilliant, skilled woman whose life is irreparably altered. A dance number of Apollonian, cathartic magnitude.