Bel Canto
First screened in December 2018
Director: Paul Weitz. Cast: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Ryo Kase, María Mercedes Coroy, Tenoch Huerta, Noé Hernández, Eddie Martinez, Christopher Lambert, Olek Krupa, Sebastian Koch, Gabo Augustine, Ethan Simpson, Johnny Ortiz, Carmen Zilles, Bobby Rodriguez, Jay Santiago, Thorbjørn Harr, Elsa Zylberstein, Gisela Chipe, Nico Bustamante. Screenplay: Paul Weitz and Anthony Weintraub (based on the novel by Ann Patchett).

Twitter Capsule: Art and love as universal languages, much as tapioca is a universal pudding. Hopelessly flat direction of a shaky script.

VOR:   Tilts international in a way that's rarer now than in similar logy films from the 1960s. At least credits characters with complex desires?

Photo © 2018 Screen Media Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D

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