Co-written and directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, in new action / drama / thriller, Woman At War, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir is Halla, a woman on a risky mission to prevent the local aluminium industry from disfiguring her beloved country, Iceland.
Unexpectedly, Halla’s situation changes with the arrival in her life of a small orphan girl…
I’m in because this is a better than average trailer and I simply want to know more about Halla as well as find out how she came to the decision to risk everything.
The action / thriller element looks like fun and I cant wait to see all the ways she manages to avoid getting caught.
Written / directed by Geoffrey Orthwein and Andrew Sullivan, Bokehis the story of a young couple on a romantic getaway to Iceland. Whilst there, they wake up one morning to find that everyone on earth has disappeared except for the two of them.
I sat down to watch Bokeh and within 30 minutes I was moved to pause proceedings so I could decide whether moving forward with the movie would be worth it. I simply had to do this because I was failing to find the two main characters played by Maika monroe and Matt O’Leary particularly interesting; at least not interesting enough for me to want to spend more time with them.
I’d really hoped that the story would be just a little more gripping. You know, something akin to the likes of Z For Zachariah (2015), a movie with a vaguely similar plot. Since that wasn’t the case and what was happening was proving especially disappointing – thanks to one or two moments when my disbelief could not be completely suspended, at approximately 24 minutes in, I aborted.
Did I quit too early? I don’t think so. if you’ve seen Bokeh? please do share your experience in the comments below. Lastly, in terms of what I actually liked about the one third of Bokeh that I saw… Erm… I love the name Maika and I want to visit Iceland in the future. That’s really it.
Contemplate this: You’re on a romantic getaway to Iceland with your love and whilst there, you wake up to find that everyone on earth has disappeared except for the two of you. What next?
Written / directed by Geoffrey Orthwein, Andrew Sullivan and starring Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary and Arnar Jónsson, this is the premise of Bokeh, a very intriguing sci-fi drama…
I’m drawn to this because somehow I think I’ll learn something that will help me survive should such a predicament come to pass in my lifetime. I’m also just very curious and want to see how different this will be to the seemingly similar Z For Zacharaiah (2015).
For everyone wondering, the meaning of ‘bokeh’ is ‘the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens’. It is not a town in Iceland, as my lousy geography first led me to believe.