THE SEA BEYOND, directed by former actor Achero Mañas, presents to us a beguiling near-100 minutes of skilful filmmaking, and a refreshing take on the favourable road trip movie. When Ernesto’s (Ernesto Alterio) mother, Lola, informs him that when she dies she wishes to be buried at sea on the shores of her hometown of … Continue reading The Sea Beyond
MONTMARTRE DE PAPA, directed by Min Byung-woo (CATS AND DOGS) is an enthralling documentary that follows the life of Min Hyeong-sik, a retired art teacher. The question posed to the audience throughout the film’s first half, and encouraged by Min Hyeong-sik’s son is, quite simply, what will he do after his retirement? Determined to follow … Continue reading Montmartre de Papa
Following the critically acclaimed success of his 2013 hit ILO ILO, which was the first Singaporean feature film to win an award at Cannes Film Festival, Anthony Chen’s WET SEASON marks the second feature film of his career and boasts a selection of familiar faces. WET SEASON follows the monotonous life of Ling (Yeo Yann … Continue reading Wet Season
Among its moments of raw vulnerability, and focus on Swift’s personal growth narrative, the biggest takeaway of MISS AMERICANA is its passionate encouragement of young people: to use their voices. Courtney Ibbotson on the Sundance selection.
EARTHRISE offers a sobering reminder of just how small we are – and a blissful portrayal of just how far we’ve come.
WILD AMSTERDAM gives us a high-spirited and engaging, distinctive take on Amsterdam’s wild inhabitants, where our only instruction is to observe. Courtney Ibbotson reviews.