Over the past couple of years Cinema Nouveau, art-house films, as well as independent and foreign films, have enjoyed a huge increase in popularity. More film enthusiasts are interested in the fresh ideas of the directors and thousands believe that the art nouveau films are superior to Hollywood films. The film style is named after Maison de I’Art Nouveau meaning the House of the New Art and in Belgium termed Styles Nouille, while in Italy called Arte Nova and in the USA Tiffany Style. Art Cinema Nouveau is a term used for the screen deco celebrating high styles that reminds of a time when the Ginger Rodgers and Fred Astaire’s foxtrot was popular, high details were most important design was king. The same attention to details is used in modern day art nouveau films and some of the best films include Elle, Fireworks Wednesday and Loveless.
Meet Michele who seems simply indestructible and as the head of a video game company she is successful and at the same time ruthless when it comes to her love life. Her life changes forever after being attacked in her home. After determinedly tracking down the man, both are drawn into a thrilling and curious game that might spiral completely out of control at any given moment.
Elle Ratings & Genre
The film received an R rating for disturbing sexual content, language, brief nudity, violence involving sexual assault and grisly images. The film genre is art house drama, suspense and drama and was directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by David Birke and the 130-minute film by SBS Production Studio made $2,339,735 at the box office.
Chaharshancbe-Soori or Fireworks Wednesday
Directed by Asghar Farhadi an Iranian director, Fireworks Wednesday enables the audience to follow a betrothed female working for the housekeeping agency. She accepts an assignment that requires the cleaning of the home of a couple on vacation and as the newcomer in the household gets sucked into a dangerous nuptial of treachery and deceit that challenges all her superstitions regarding the nature of married life. Depth is added by Farhadi via the cloaking of the household events and the precipitants constantly shifting between ambiguity and character perspective. With added complexity, the director constantly challenges each viewer and rewrites the audience’s assumptions of each of the characters. The title of the film refers to explosiveness in domestic strife in a metaphoric sense, while it has literal significance.
Fireworks Wednesday Ratings & Genre
The film received an NR rating and its genre is International Art House and drama, while the Grasshopper Film is 104 minutes long and well-received by the audience.
Nelyubov or Loveless
Boris and Zhenya go through a frustrating time caused by a vicious divorce and as they embark on new lives each of them finds a new partner that threatens the abandonment of their twelve-year-old son.
Loveless Rating and Genre
Loveless received an R rating for graphic nudity, disturbing images and its strong sexuality, while the genre is international, drama and art house directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. The Sony Pictures Classic is 129 minutes long and made $220,691 at the box office.