It is a testament to the acting work and musical score that WHERE I’VE NEVER LIVED sweeps you along with it. Jim Ross reviews at Cambridge Film Festival.
Gwedolyn Leick is in her mid-sixties, weighs just under fifty-two kilograms, and is a European and world weightlifting champion. An anthropologist and writer, she views her life as an adventure. Ruth Kaaserer’s documentary, GWENDOLYN, follows her as she prepares for the European Weightlifting Championship in Azerbaijan, and details the many absorbing components of her extraordinary … Continue reading Gwendolyn
Josh Ragan reviews the cult film IF…. at a 50th anniversary screening at the Cambridge Film Festival.
Director Leon Lee and Yi Sun show audiences a hidden side of China in this insightful and inspiring documentary of one man’s journey towards freedom. LETTER FROM MASANJIA follows Yi Sun, a former prisoner of the brutal Masanjia labour camp. The collaboration of Lee and Sun aims to open the eyes of people around the … Continue reading Letter From Masanjia
YOU GO TO MY HEAD is a thrilling tale of lies and longing that will have you overcome by the end, writes Lydia Lowe at Cambridge Film Festival.
At this year’s Cambridge Film Festival, the first session of a brief season of films by the pioneering American film-maker Lois Weber (1879–1939) comprised a ten-minute short, SUSPENSE, from 1913, and the 1916 ‘five-reeler’ SHOES (about an hour long). SUSPENSE adheres closely to a very well-known genre of the time: a wife (with baby, of … Continue reading Shoes
THE CHAOTIC LIFE OF NADA KADIĆ shows us that an autistic child is still a child, and that life is beautiful even if it is a little harder and more sacrifices have to be made.
SHORTS…TO ANIMATE is an innovative combination which will leave you stunned, writes Lydia Lowe at Cambridge Film Festival.
THE WALDHEIM WALTZ feels fresh and urgent all the way until the credits roll, writes Joseph McLauchlan at Cambridge Film Festival
THE WITCH HUNTERS is a charming and perceptive coming-of-age tale exploring a friendship, writes Gavin Midgley at Cambridge Film Festival