In 1592, Korea is ravaged by Japanese invasions. On land, the king has already fled to the north, dangerously close to the Chinese border. At sea, things are not much better. The Japanese fleet reigns supreme. The Korean generals know fully well that if their naval forces yield, the kingdom of Joseon will be doomed.… Continue reading HANSAN: RISING DRAGON


Ken Russell’s film The Devils, inspired by a demonic possession in Loudon, just like Jerzy Kawalerowicz movie Mother Joan of the Angels, has a powerful impact. The story is set in the 17th century. For political reasons Cardinal Richelieu has decided to demolish the fortifications of the cities that are ruled by his adversaries. One… Continue reading THE DEVILS


The story begins on the west coast of Iceland, at the end of summer 1936. A little girl named Hrefna, walks on the beach. Her family lives in a dilapidated farm and survives somehow, especially because, according to Hrefna’s grandmother, the farm and the surrounding area are cursed by a malediction from the 14th century! This… Continue reading AS IN HEAVEN