Elle Haywood reviews the opening film of the 69th Berlinale: Lone Scherfig’s THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS.
Like a lot of teenagers, EIGHTH GRADE is funny, awkward, and ambitious – it is a film that represents an accomplished graduation for both Bo Burnham and Elsie Fisher. Jim Ross reviews ahead of Glasgow Film Festival.
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.
Although not immune to dragging on in its quest for authenticity, MID90S ragtaggy candour should win affection. Jim Ross reviews ahead of its screenings at Glasgow and Berlinale 2019.
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
Elle Haywood interviews Laura Carreria, director of stand out London Short Film Festival piece RED HILL.
Premiering at Sundance, Mikato Nagahisa’s debut feature WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES follows four Japanese orphans escape into a fantasy of bright colours, video game noises and characters, and upbeat music. Jim Ross reviews.
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.
This collection of shorts at LSFF is a hotbed of cruel situations and heinous tragedies, ladled with a coating of remorse and devastation, writes Elle Haywood.
Elle Haywood review the ‘Fade to Grey’ program at London Short Film Festival 2019.