Monday, May 18, 2015

Cannes 2015: 'Louder Than Bombs' Review

As a fan of director Joachim Trier's first two films (Reprise and Oslo, August 31st), I was curious how his English-language debut would be. Well, breathe a sigh of relief: Louder Than Bombs brings brains, heart and real feeling to the usually predictable and sappy family melodrama. It's about two sons (Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Druid) and their father (Gabriel Byrne) reuniting on the occasion of a retrospective devoted to the family matriarch, a war photographer (Isabelle Huppert). I reviewed the film for Paste.