Jim Ross reviews Christoph Hochhäusler’s THE CITY BELOW (UNTER DIR DIE STADT), an interesting film with some fine acting performances that falls slightly short due to its muddled approach to a serious but confused script.
Claire Henry reviews David Fincher’s ZODIAC (2007) which expands and extends on the 2005 feature about the Zodiac serial killer, THE ZODIAC.
Every year at CFF we screen a surprise film. Nobody except Tony Jones knows what the film will be until the very last minute. We like to have a stab at writing up a preview anyway. That’s the way we roll.
If the Serbian drama WHITE WHITE WORLD (BELI BELI SVET) deserves a subtitle it would be ‘The Great Depression’. Filmed mostly in a shaky hand camera perspective, the connected stories of several inhabitants of the Serbian mining town Bor are told.
‘A promising taste of local talent’ says TAKE ONE writer Lillie Davidson of this collection of Cambridge shorts, screened at CFF2011
Ana Garcia’s Gibraltar sets out a journey into the complex history produced by the hate and love between England and Spain on this territory.
Maxi Dejoie’s début picture THE GERBER SYNDROME exploits our fears of fatal pandemics on a personal, as well as national level; divides of society being ripped apart.
Hugh Paterson reviews Craig Constantine’s guide to hitchhiking, and Rodd Rathjen’s short THE STRANGER
Whilst technology has advanced dramatically, some problems (such as finding the right reproductive partner, and preparing for parenthood) remain universal and timeless.
DUSKA is a succinct distillation of Jos Stelling’s cinema, examining how, fundamentally, people communicate.