Film Review: EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (Austria, Drama/Family)

A strong and daring film by directed Patrick Vollrath, EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY is the story of a divorced father who takes his daughter Lea away for the weekend. Except he’s not just taking her away for the weekend.

What seems like a normal day of toy shopping, lunch and the fair, turns more sinister as the father rushes Lea to an emergency passport office and then sells his car. Told through the child’s point of view, it’s not totally clear what is going on, until the two reach the airport and book an international flight.

Our young heroine isn’t sure what to do, but tries her best to tell her father she doesn’t want to go anywhere but home, but this father is determined.

What is exceptional about this film is the slow build of fear and danger that simmers itself into a rolling boil. The slow burn of this piece will have you on the edge of your seat, especially when the flight is delayed and our pair are sent to a hotel.

 

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY is tense and compelling. But it is also heartbreaking. It is the story of a tormented father desperate not to be torn apart from his child, and his selfish and terrifying decisions to try to keep her in his life.

A powerful and dramatic story with exceptional performances and brilliant execution, EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY is a film not to miss.

PLAYED at the January 2018 Comedy/Drama Festival. 

Review by Kierston Drier

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EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY, 30min., Austria, Drama/Thriller
Directed by Patrick VollrathA divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can’t help feeling that something isn’t right. So begins a fateful journey.

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Film Review: TASTE OF LOVE, 2017, Austria, Romance/Experimental

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SHORT FILM played at the October 2017 STUDENT FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Review by Kierston Drier

A sizzling, tantalizing, nerve-tingling show of physical pleasures- TASTE OF LOVE is a dive into the sensual world of self-discovery. Filled to bursting with tangible physical metaphors and riveting images, TASTE OF LOVE may have you squirming in your seat.

 

Our story follows a young woman on her journey to explore what love tastes like- and in her journey, she finds herself engulfed in a variety of new experiences, bringing her into the world of sweet, salty, bitter and sour.

 

Bright and colorful, with the intensity of a dance-party on a drug trip, this is a film that slams into you and demands not just to be seen, but to be felt. Visual, intense and sinfully vibrant, TASTE OF LOVE is not to miss.

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TASTE OF LOVE, 4min, Austria, Romance/Experimental
Directed by Paul ScheuflerWhat is the taste of love?

Could it be sweet, sour, bitter or even salty? A girl embarks on an aromatic journey of love, stimulating her taste buds to the point of climax. With all senses, she explores the various forms love can take on. “Love is as diverse as our sense of taste”.

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TIFF 2017 Movie Review: WESTERN (Germany/Bulgaria/Austria 2017)

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2017. Go to TIFF 2017 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

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A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure.

Stars:

Meinhard NeumannReinhardt Wetrek,Syuleyman Alilov Letifov

Likely called WESTERN because the characters in this Cannes hit travel to new frontiers like the classic John Ford and Howard Hawks westerns. A group of German construction workers labouring in the Bulgarian countryside to earn more money but trouble arrives in unexpected ways.

They raise their German flag proudly at the site. One of the workers tease the local girls swimming in the river. The locals take offence and old war resentment arises.

The workers and the locals have a problem of communication because of language The film is a bit hard to follow as one wonders which language is actual spoken and who can communicate. Nothing much happens.

Europeans particularly Germans would be able to appreciate this difficult diim more than North Americans.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8f8zHDwv_c