Illness spans all ages, as does the need to come to terms and live with the challenges it brings. Tom Martin’s KINETICS grants us a view of the emotional landscape of two people receiving different diagnoses, and how they become each other’s confidant. At the heart of this film is Rose, a drama teacher and … Continue reading Kinetics
A sea shanty of a family drama in director, Gilles Coulier’s story about three brothers fighting not only to keep their failing fishing business alive but to mend their own familial relationships. Rain crazed windows, the thrum of engines and the creaking of the ship’s boughs set the scene and much of the soundtrack to … Continue reading Cargo
ROSEMARY’S BABY meets REAR WINDOW and THE CONJURING: ISABELLE tells the story of young couple Larissa (Amanda Crew) and Matt (Adam Brody) who are about to embark on the journey of parenthood, and if that wasn’t enough, they’ve just moved into a new house. Complete with suspicious neighbour and her strange daughter which is a … Continue reading Isabelle
Fourteen year-old Fortuna has been separated from her parents during the perilous journey from Africa to Europe and now waits In a refugee centre, which has been set up within a monastery in the Swiss mountains. The handful of monks who live, work and worship there try to come to terms with the intrusion of … Continue reading Fortuna
THE PIGEON is an intrinsically detailed, minimalist film focusing on one boy’s transition from a quiet life of bird-keeping to a confrontation with the realities of working life. Director Banu Sivaci takes viewers on a humbling journey through the Adana slums of Turkey, where life prospers within the small urban community, but protagonist Yusuf struggles … Continue reading The Pigeon
A group of young women training to be car mechanics are at the centre of Theresa Traore Dahlberg’s OUAGA GIRLS, a documentary that uses unique narrative methods to create its coming-of-age tale. Dahlberg’s debut feature is set in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. We see the young women go to school in a country … Continue reading Ouaga Girls
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MUG is an interesting and darkly comic look at what constitutes a personal identity. Jim Ross reviews at Cambridge Film Festival.
In this thought-provoking documentary, journals of the Finnish Linguist, G. J Ramstedt, are narrated following his travels to Mongolia, Japan and China starting in 1898 as a 25-year-old linguistics researcher. Ramstedt firstly journeys to Mongolia to study the languages, including their relation to the Finnish language. He’s accompanied by his family as he embarks on … Continue reading Eastern Memories