THE SKIER tells the story of a determined young boy and his personal mission to save a mountain goat from being beheaded at a sacrificial ceremony.
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s SHOPLIFTERS hits the screen with an incredible sense of anticipation, writes Chloe Goldsmith.
L’ANIMALE is a sincere, unflinching tale of a young woman grappling with her identity, writes Joe McLauchlan.
Student writer Jorvan White reviews SHOCK WAVE – DIARY OF MY MIND at the Cambridge Film Festival.
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.
This is a story of archaeological discovery and of social history, of religious belief and humanism, of outsiders and pioneers, and at its heart, people.
Towards the end of her life, Anna Maria Dalí ruminates on her relationship with her brother, the painter Salvador, from their beginnings in the northern Catalan city of Figueres, through his often scandalous career, to his sad decline and death in 1989. This is a curious enterprise, which retains most of the faults of a … Continue reading Miss Dalí
Gwendolyn Leick is many things: a writer, an anthropologist and a mother. A woman in her mid-sixties who moved to the UK forty years ago, lured here by the British Museum and cosmopolitan way of life. A cancer patient who, at the age of 52, took up weightlifting, and has since become a European and … Continue reading Gwendolyn
There’s no denying this raucous road movie has its moments, with effective comic interplay between the slatternly Olga (Kierston Wareing) and her equally feckless and foul-mouthed son Ron (Tommy French, both of them EastEnders alumni). During one of the film’s many slap-fights while Olga and Ron are on a late-night hunt for cheese, the car … Continue reading I Love My Mum
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