Chupov and Merkulova paint the ungraceful portrait of a struggling man and leave the action seen on screen open to interpretation in THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE.
HOUSE OF MY FATHERS is part of the 48th International Film Festival of Rotterdam’s Bright Future section, and it couldn’t be a more accurate categorisation. In her first feature, Suba Sivakumaran delivers a moving story of two warring villages, one Tamil and the other Singhalese. Both communities are suddenly hit with a curse which prevents … Continue reading Interview with Suba Sivakumaran
A LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is an existential and introspective journey for its protagonist, meticulously choreographed by director Gan Mi. Yemi Chabi reviews at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019.
3 DAYS IN QUIBERON reveals actor Romy Schneider’s dire need of being accepted by the industry, her family and, ultimately, herself.
The race for the 91st Academy Awards’ Foreign Film category has long started, and this week the Cambridge Film Festival had the pleasure of screening the Swedish submission, Ali Abbasi’s fantasy film BORDER (GRÄNS). The tale featured in BORDER is a classic one: a protagonist, very much different to its entourage, possesses an unexplained power. … Continue reading Border (Gräns)
BIRDS OF PASSAGE discusses the theme of tradition and its importance within a modern world that is constantly evolving and changing. Yemi Chabi reviews at Cambridge Film Festival.
As part of its latest tour The Personal is Political: The Films of Margarethe von Trotta, the Independent Cinema Office graces film enthusiasts of the 38th Cambridge Film Festival with the legendary German director’s solo directorial debut, THE SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES. The film tells the story of Christa Klages, a young woman who … Continue reading The Second Awakening of Christa Klages
ROMA lives up to its festival buzz, with fantastic cinematography and an impeccable choices from Alfonso Cuaron. Yemi Chabi reviews.