The family circus

At 84 minutes, “Around a Small Mountain” is the shortest film directed by 82-year-old Jacques Rivette. Its length and content thus work together to invoke questions about the meaning of time.

A feast for the eyes

Sisters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) live an isolated, simple and devoutly pious life off the coast of 19th-century Jutlan, a serene but profoundly empty place.

Mama said there’d be months like this

There can’t be anything better than a lazy day filled with never-ending presents. Maybe a day where the city’s police, nurses, sumo wrestlers, witches and Flintstones are predominantly and patently provocatively attired?