The third film in Sono’s genre-bending ‘Hate Trilogy’ (after 2009’s LOVE EXPOSURE and 2010’s COLD FISH), GUILTY OF ROMANCE is equal parts gruesome police procedural, eccentric black comedy and erotically charged melodrama with flashes of psychological horror and frequent episodes of soft porn.
John Cunningham looks at Woody Allen’s latest foray into European culture.
Franklin P Laviola looks at Robert Flaherty’s NANOOK OF THE NORTH, considered by most film historians to be the medium’s first ever feature-length documentary.
Ruiz crafts a twisting tale of romance, honour and deceit in 272 minutes that contains so much melodrama it feels more related to opera than film.
In Carina Molier’s utterly enchanting documentary, we follow part of a very disjointed and unsettling journey – that of OG, a young woman from Zimbabwe, and the eponymous long-distance friend of the director.
An ode to Chaplin. Deepak Verma’s comedic, feel-good short film is set in the aftermath of the 2001 earthquake, and the Charlie Chaplin cult that ensued with the intention to bring back laughter.
It’s Erin Brockovich, the TV-documentary version.
To most, director Park Chan-Wook is best known for OLDBOY; yet his earlier picture SYMPATHY FOR MR VENGEANCE has plenty to say on the nature of retribution.
Naomi Barnwell reviews Stéphane Brizé’s absorbingly moving film.
Jamie Brittain reviews two films from the LOVE LOST AND FOUND series at CFF2011.