Film bits and bobs

Alléluia (2014)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, October 2014 Synopsis: Present day, the Ardennes. Encouraged by her friend Madeleine, single mother and morgue worker Gloria goes on an internet date … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview: Fabrice du Welz on Calvaire, Vinyan and Alleluia (2014)

Interview first published by Film4 Belgian writer/director Fabrice du Welz is associated with horror, but rarely follows the genre rules. His debut Calvaire (2004) is a darkly comic Christmas cracker … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alleluia (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Descriptive synopsis: Fabrice du Welz follows up Calvaire and Vinyan with a tale of murderous lovers, drawn from a real-life story. Review: “I help people … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Vinyan (2008)

First published by Little White Lies The films of Fabrice Du Welz occupy an uneasy borderline that makes them difficult to pin down (and no doubt even more difficult to … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

Calvaire (The Ordeal) (2004)

Review first published by EyeForFilm After winning the hearts of his adoring audience at a nursing home, two-bit cabaret singer Marc (Laurent Lucas) is heading south for a Christmas gala … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 5 Comments


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