Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sundance 2015: 'Homesick' Review

Homesick sports a premise that will, to use a cliche, raise an eyebrow. A young woman (Ine Wilmann) decides to meet her estranged half-brother (Simon J. Berger), and soon they discover a powerful sexual attraction between them. But this romantic drama, from Norwegian director Anne Sewitsky, is less about shattering taboos as it is about exploring longing and identity. It's a modest heartbreaker -- and I reviewed the film for Screen International.