Hitchcock, 2012

Though the film is titled Hitchcock and ostensibly centers on the legendary director, we get a better sense of the women around him than the enigmatic filmmaker. The film brings into focus Alfred Hitchcock’s collaboration with his wife, Alma Reville, as well as his working relationship with Janet Leigh in Psycho and, to a lesser […]

Olga, 2004

Based on the life of Olga Benario, a German-Jewish communist activist and political prisoner who was married to the leader of Brazil’s communist revolution, Luiz Carlos Prestes. In pre-war Germany, Olga flees to Moscow. She then escorts Luis Carlos Prestes back to Brazil in 1935 to organize his failed revolution. They fall in love but […]