Director Zed Nelson, better known for his photography, debuts his filmmaking skills and offers a small piece of an ever-expanding puzzle, spanning London’s boroughs and beyond with THE STREET. April McIntyre reviews.
BURNING CANE is directed by Phillip Youmans, a young filmmaker who demonstrates emotional fidelity to his subjects as well as an undeniable film sense coupled with a ready and substantial cinematic style. Marc Nelson reviews.
The title of THE TWO POPES alone sounds makes it sound like a religious film that will pack a punch of witty jokes. What the film circulates and builds upon is the cult of personality that surrounds the role of Pope and the papacy as a whole. Elle Haywood reviews.
There are moments which show the film OPHELIA could have been. The premise is intriguing and its ambitions timely but the execution is a misfire. Murray Ferguson reviews.
Perhaps this quiet series of images and poetry would provoke entirely different ideas and radically different truths in someone else. CAMPO is a field that we fill with our own interpretation of life. Simon Bowie reviews.
TELL ME WHO I AM’s subject matter necessitates a certain sense of discomfort in its audience but not the sense of invasiveness that mars the story by pulling it out of the context of real life. Simon Bowie reviews.
THE WORLD IS FULL OF SECRETS is an interesting debut feature and it manages to relay a whirlpool of subtle lessons within its constrained technical approach. Steph Brown reviews.
Even if one does not enjoy vicariously exploring the muddied streets of Paris in I LOST MY BODY, at least one thing is for sure: you will never be able to look at your own hands the same way again. Grace Han reviews.
The surface pleasures of MARTIN EDEN are profound in themselves, but the pleasure they provide compounds when you realise that surface itself is a tissue of lies. The screenwriter Maurizio Braucci described the film, with a shocking eloquence, as “a dream of the twentieth century”, and it’s difficult to express how accurately the phrase represents … Continue reading Martin Eden
This programme of shorts at Edinburgh Short Film Festival will both engage your mind and leave you wondering about what, if anything, is out there.