Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF: Modra

Kris Rothstein

It’s a very funny concept. A few
scenes run a bit too much like a travel show on TV (many reunions, local
colour, town’s scenic highlights) and it is not terribly ambitious, but this is
still a charming film. My main critique was that Leco felt a lot more layered
and likeable than Lina, who didn’t have much of a personality. Both characters
are understated and don’t reveal too much, so little hints and the expressions
of the actors are really key. As Leco, Alexander
Gammal outshines Hallie Switzer's Lina, even though she is quite unusual and luminous to
look at.

and it’s something to be proud of.



Kris Rothstein's Blog
Kris Rothstein

VIFF 2019: MODES 1

A collection of experimental short films encourages immersion in image and sound.
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VIFF 2019: "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom"

A young Bhutanese teacher, wrestling with his commitment to that career, is sent to the remote Himalayan village of Lunana, to fulfill the final year of his contract.