EFC II #243 – The Ice Storm (1997)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#243 – The Ice Storm (1997)
Dir. Ang Lee
Starring: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Tobey Maguire

The two hundred and forty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Ang Lee’s quietly destructive drama, The Ice Storm.

Recorded in December 2018.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a really effective drama that gets under your skin in an unexpected way.

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EFC II #224 – Taste of Cherry (1997)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#224 – Taste of Cherry (1997)
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Starring: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi, Mir Hossein Noori

The two hundred and twenty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Abbas Kiarostami’s contemplative film about a man considering his mortality as he drives around the countryside, Taste of Cherry.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, but it’s a shaky yes, I think this film can hit a lot of people in a very powerful way, but it’s all on the viewer after all… I thought it was great and inspires profound questioning.