Christophe Honoré’s latest fairground whirl of a film, ON A MAGICAL NIGHT, is a liberating and comedic tale about fading romance and revisiting the past. Teaming with a stellar casting of Chiara Mastroianni and Benjamin Biolay as the current day Maria and Richard, joined by Vincent Lacoste as young Richard and his piano teacher Irène, … Continue reading On A Magical Night
LEFTOVER WOMEN asks the viewer to observe and understand the stigma Chinese women face within their set of broader social and cultural circumstances, which it then does well to represent.
Managing Editor Jim Ross interviewed Leah Sapin of Human Rights Watch Film Festival about moving the 2020 London edition online and the challenges and objectives of the festival’s lineup. The interview was broadcast as part of the May 19th edition of Cinetopia.
With the Covid-19 pandemic bringing the world to a grinding halt, it was inevitable that the film industry was going to be heavily impacted by this virus. Cinemas found their doors closing, distributors pivoting to digital releases, and festivals unable to roll-out the red carpets for the premieres of this year’s cohort of new films. … Continue reading A Landmark Curatorial Case: We Are One Global Film Festival
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.