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.
Hugh Paterson attended the screening of Allan Dwan’s ROBIN HOOD in Rendlesham Forest.
Daniel Fawcett’s DIRT is a heartfelt look at a young person’s difficulty fitting in with the adult world and a wish to recapture that childhood feeling of being ‘free’. Jim Ross reviews.
Rosy Hunt reviews Roy Andersson’s SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR: an absurdist, artistic treatment of Purgatory which deserves the Jury Prize it won at Cannes.
Known to us as LOSING BALANCE, Felix Fuchssteiner’s DRAUßEN AM SEE translates literally as “out on the lake”. Although the story focusses on Jessika (portrayed by young newcomer and Scarlett Johanssen lookalike Elisa Schlott), her mother and father (Petra Kleinert and Michael Lott) are the heart and soul of the film.
There were no empty seats at the showing of THE THIRD MAN, the highlight of The Spying Game programme. The film is more freckled than it once was, and glitching slightly, but still retains its original guile and vigour.