(2012) Directed by Kemal Yildirim
ROSE is a Van Gogh Award Winner (Amsterdam Film Festival 2012). Recognised for his Cinematic Vision Kemal is deemed as “one of the world’s most innovative and talented contemporary filmmakers. Demonstrated by your work, this is recognition that you richly deserve.” Gina McClain, Amsterdam Film Festival Director.
ROSE was also officially selected and screened at the London Independent Film Festival 2012 and Portobello Film Festival 2013. “Thanks for making such a great film.” Erich Shultz, London Independent Film Festival Director.
No review of Rose would be complete without tipping one’s hat to actors Eileen Daly (Yondra, a retired prostitute), Lucy White (Magdelena, a statuesque heavy) and Rami Hilmi (Baldo, a mindless stooge), along with several relative unknowns who add texture and intrigue to Rose’s life story.
(2010) Directed by Jason Impey
An amorous couple finish making out. They decide to entertain each other by telling scary stories about the notorious exploits of local serial killers.
First , most tense, and gripping vignette, “Tormented” – Lovely young Faye (a credible and sympathetic performance by the fetching Helen Clifford) gets abducted and severely manhandled by the angry and deadly Robert (excellently essayed with savage and frightening intensity by Rami Hilmi). This particular yarn packs a pretty strong punch, largely to Robert’s unexpectedly poignant back story and the sturdy acting by the two leads.
“Think global, kill local.”