Malina: Directed by Werner Schroeter. With Isabelle Huppert, Lisa Kreuzer, Mathieu Carrière, Can Togay. A female writer and her relationships with two different men, one joyous and one introverted.
“German director Werner Shroeter unfortunately never became as well known as other directors of his generation and origin (Fassbinder, Wenders, Herzog). I had the chance to discover him years ago and was truly impressed. Itu0026#39;s hard for one to describe him. His films are strange, surreal, they are just too much! Itu0026#39;s this kind my most favorite, that one I always seek Itu0026#39;s as if John Waters, David Lynch or maybe Louis Bunuel dropped something from their uniqueness into Shroeteru0026#39;s mind and then he evolved it into something more special and personal! To all this, add the obsession of the director with opera and then we maybe can have a picture of his work. Anyway, about this film. This flick, u0026quot;Malinau0026quot;, is a work of art. Isabelle Huppert is a great actress anyway. But, in this particular one, she overcomes herself. If the Oscar is the ultimate award to an actor then we are talking about an award winning performance. Unfortunately though – and this is a huge issue to be analyzed within a few sentences- there are plenty of times when these awards go to actors who donu0026#39;t deserve it. I think it would be fair to acknowledge productions outside and beyond the USA. Of course American independent cinema is amazingly worthy but sadly 80% of it is ignored by the Academy. I am going to rate this film with a nine though it doesnu0026#39;t need my rate. Itu0026#39;s so extraordinary that itu0026#39;s above judgment.”