To end all wars

To end all wars

Vera Brittain’s mem­oir Test­a­ment of Youth is a heart-rend­ing les­son about the First World War and its effects. As you read, gobsmacked by the forces that swoop in and pluck off everything and every­one Brit­tain loved, her out­rage — at injustice and pre­vent­able death — informs every step of her story. Aged 21 in 1914, […]

Allez la France!

Allez la France!

In 2003’s Swim­ming Pool, François Ozon seduct­ively blurred real­ism with psy­cho­lo­gic­al arche­types, the film’s com­pos­i­tion, col­ours and land­scape put­ting an exquis­ite pres­sure on Char­lotte Rampling’s blocked Eng­lish author to let loose, con­nect with her anima and get her mojo back. His new film, The New Girlfriend/Une Nou­velle Amie, has even more fun with divided selves […]