Opening night of a film festival is always something to behold; the chatter of cinephiles who fill the halls of the lobbies and rooms, eager to consume this year’s delights. As an ode to the greats, those of the eighties who are now some of the most established directors within the industry; LSSF Presents their … Continue reading London Shorts: Opening Night
We spoke to Olympian weightlifter, academic and film star Gwendolyn Leick at this year’s Cambridge Film Festival.
Bernadett Tuza-Ritter explains the story behind her documentary A WOMAN CAPTURED, which screened at the Cambridge Film Festival this year.
A deeply emotive, harrowing documentary about one woman’s life as a servant and slave that will completely open your eyes to the reality of current-day slavery in Europe.
Q&A of Gwendolyn with the protagonist, Gwendolyn Leick, hosted by Loretta Gandolfi as part of the Austrian Focus Selection. Heading glacially down the stairs, you can’t help but not warm to Gwendolyn immediately, radiating the same dignified composure and graciousness as you see in the film. Loretta Gandolfi introduces the Q&A, discussing the importance of the Austrian focus and … Continue reading Q&A with Gwendolyn Leick
The Short Fusion section of the Cambridge Film Festival is always such an unassuming, brilliant underdog, writes Elle Haywood.
DEPARTURE is captivating in an individualistic, artistic way even if the journey together is tedious and frustrating at times, writes Elle Haywood at Cambridge Film Festival.
A colourful, exuberant musical that explodes with humour and sincerity, BEEN SO LONG encompasses the very soul of North London in a stunning, contemporary tale of love, loss and overcoming the past. On the estates of Camden, young mother Simone, played by the riveting Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Black Mirror), cares for her disabled daughter … Continue reading Been So Long
Gritty, cynical and intensely gripping – Gjorce Stavreski delivers a powerful piece that rests on a son’s desperate devotion to battle his father’s illness that delves them both into the unforgiving underworld of Macedonia’s drug-trade. With his father losing the fight to terminal lung-cancer and with it, his hope and mind, Vele (Blagoj Veselinov) is … Continue reading Secret Ingredient
THE PIGEON is an intrinsically detailed, minimalist film focusing on one boy’s transition from a quiet life of bird-keeping to a confrontation with the realities of working life. Director Banu Sivaci takes viewers on a humbling journey through the Adana slums of Turkey, where life prospers within the small urban community, but protagonist Yusuf struggles … Continue reading The Pigeon