Sunday Movie Roundup (3/19/2017)

The Wall (Die Wand) (2012)

Director:  Julian Pölsler

This is an intriguing, mysterious, and unnerving meditation on loneliness and alienation.  An art-house film that may not be to everyone’s liking, this top-notch drama features fantastic choreography and views of the Austrian Alps, as well as a great performance by Martina Gedeck.  The plot:  a woman visiting some friends in the Alps suddenly discovers that she is cut off from the rest of the world.  And when I say “cut off,” I mean literally cut off.  There is some kind of deflection barrier or “force field” that encases the area around her cottage from which there is no escape.

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