Like children captured by the camera during the trance from one state to another, from an ominous calm, steeped in a beam of light of beatific appearance, even the typical gloomy facility of modern fables that show the other side of a world of optimism and prosperity, Hadzihalilovic’s films constitute a fascinating inventory of dark and unexplored areas. Secret consternation of life in the suburbs, alarm signals declined with mathematical precision, teenagers with an aura of horror reflected in their natural pride. The director is perhaps one of the most refined specialists in what we could refer to as contemporary uncertainty. DO
In a small, austere coastal village where only male children live with their respective mothers, some mysterious medical treatments take place.
Starring Marion Cotillard, the film narrates life inside a girl’s boarding school through the eyes of 6-year-old Iris, as she gets used to her new life.