A colourful, exuberant musical that explodes with humour and sincerity, BEEN SO LONG encompasses the very soul of North London in a stunning, contemporary tale of love, loss and overcoming the past. On the estates of Camden, young mother Simone, played by the riveting Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Black Mirror), cares for her disabled daughter … Continue reading Been So Long
Gritty, cynical and intensely gripping – Gjorce Stavreski delivers a powerful piece that rests on a son’s desperate devotion to battle his father’s illness that delves them both into the unforgiving underworld of Macedonia’s drug-trade. With his father losing the fight to terminal lung-cancer and with it, his hope and mind, Vele (Blagoj Veselinov) is … Continue reading Secret Ingredient
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
Juanita Samson and Elle Haywood report back from “Meet the Directors” at Cannes.
Set in the aesthetically gorgeous backdrop of Paris’ 1970’s pornography scene, KNIFE + HEART takes viewers on a murder mystery of melodramatic love and loss.
A daring escape from a piano bar and a run-in with Terry Gilliam – read all about it in the second instalment of Elle Haywood’s Cannes film festival diary.
Elle Haywood speaks to producer Jared Selcer about ZIGGY’S WILL, a short film screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Matteo Garone delivers a showpiece of raw gangsterism in the Italian suburbs, and the moral complexities of vengeance in a small town community.
SOLO has a nice shiny, squeaky Disney feel to it and lacks the rugged authenticity of the other films, writes Elle Haywood at the Cannes Film Festival.
Lars Von Trier delivers another uncomfortable cinematic viewing… Elle Haywood reports back from the Cannes premiere.