BORN IN EVIN follows Maryam Zaree, an actress and filmmaker, on her moving journey to discover more about her past. Maryam was born in prison during the 1983 climax of the Iranian Cultural Revolution, where her mother & father were both imprisoned.
RADIO SILENCE is a documentary that gives a voice to those that have had theirs stripped away.
For those worried about disappearing into an anonymous suburban hellscape, VIVARIUM will be the descent into fear and confusion it is clearly intended to be. Jim Ross reviews.
MY FIONA is a promising debut from Kelly Walker and a heartfelt film about the complexities of life and grief.
The 2020 general programme of IberoDocs had a focus on Portugal, with the six short films included in the night’s screening from a variety of places including Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Serbia. This was a smorgasbord of international voices that each held their ground as a glimpse into a particular time and place.
By helping people across borders, across sexualities, across genders, THE LAWYER tells us that we can challenge oppressive systems, use our privilege to help others, and improve the world for marginalised people.
Erica Rivas is an exceptional actress, playing the lead of Inés in INTRUDER, and revealing to us the fear in her mind and her vulnerabilities, but her defiance in being able to continue life as normal.
WOMEN MAKE FILM from Mark Cousins acts as a rallying cry to acknowledge and celebrate female filmmakers all around the globe. Chris Dobson reviews.
If ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is more of the same from Andersson, whose work is the strange offspring of Samuel Beckett and Jacques Tati, then it’s hard to see why that’s not altogether positive. Like Mae West said: “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”
HOW TO BUILD A GIRL is not a bad film, but it does make some choices that take away from its impressive elements. Sammy Andie Bennett reviews.