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, drama/sci-fi 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.
As intriguing as the premise is, I must admit that within 30 minutes of watching Bokeh, I was moved to pause proceedings so I could decide whether moving forward with the movie was worth it. What else could I do when 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 have been adequately engaging. You know, something akin to the likes of Z For Zachariah (2015), a film with a vaguely similar plot. Since that wasn’t the case and what was happening proved especially disappointing, thanks to one or two moments when my disbelief could not be completely suspended, at approximately 24 minutes in, I aborted.
The question of whether I quit too early did come to mind. Yet, I don’t believe so. Have you seen/tried to see Bokeh? If so, 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… Well, I love the name Maika and I want to visit Iceland at some point in the future.
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, what Bokeh, seems to be offering is 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 keen to see how different this will be compared 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 and non-photographer status first led me to believe.