‘We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.’ – Sra. Sofia (Marina de Tavira), Roma
If you think a tumultuous year in the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle class family doesn’t necessarily sound like much, you’d be wrong. Beautifully shot, powerful and achingly personal. Simply incredible.
The Square (2017)
I recommended this here for best comedy, and I’m recommending it again as it so good yet has practically disappeared from discussion. At 150 minutes long, it is a big chuck of time yet immensely worth it for some truly brilliant/painful/mortifying reflections on the human race.
I reviewed it when it was first released and had to give it five stars. A beautiful movie about family, love and the long-reaching consequences of made-for-the-best decisions. A mother-daughter love story like no other.
City of God (2002)
A modern classic that is an absolute must-see. A crime-thiller-drama that is incredibly hard to watch but truly needs to be seen.
If you’re not already a follower of Isabelle Huppert, this film will convert you. She’s astonishing in this uncomfortably brilliant drama. A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller neo-noir.