M. Night Shyamalan’s Old: Twelve against time

Although the framing story and twist are surprisingly prosaic, for long stretches of the main body Old conjures up a combination of tension, absurdity and chaos that few other films have achieved.

Norwegian safety-first filmmaking is a recipe for mediocrity

Is the Norwegian film establishment playing it too safe? Either way Kerren Lumer-Klabbers’s A Stone Slowly Falls – the only Norwegian film in Karlovy Vary – is a pleasing, self-contained episode, visually arresting, narratively simple but complete.