LEFTOVER WOMEN asks the viewer to observe and understand the stigma Chinese women face within their set of broader social and cultural circumstances, which it then does well to represent.
BORN IN EVIN follows Maryam Zaree, an actress and filmmaker, on her moving journey to discover more about her past. Maryam was born in prison during the 1983 climax of the Iranian Cultural Revolution, where her mother & father were both imprisoned.
Writer/director Cesar Diaz’s OTHER MOTHERS (NUESTRAS MADRES) is a harrowing testimony of the atrocities committed during the Guatemalan Civil War and subsequent genocide of the country’s Maya population.
Set between the stunning Akranes and Reykjavik, AGNES JOY is full of subtle beauties, from the landscape to the emotional intelligence of the actors.
As Simon Bird’s debut, DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER indicates a successful career for him behind the camera as well as in front.
An absurdist take on a day-in-the-life, Mira Fornay’s drama COOK F**K KILL produces some complex narrative strands and attempts to deliver a deep take-home message. COOK F**K KILL explores the relationship dynamics within a dysfunctional family, with particular emphasis on masculinity, domestic violence and questions of identity. While captivating and innovative in the most part, … Continue reading Cook F**K Kill
This programme of shorts at Edinburgh Short Film Festival will both engage your mind and leave you wondering about what, if anything, is out there.
COPING MECHANISMS is a strong selection of shorts. ESFF has collated an engaging programme which raises a number of important questions and rebuts pre-existing stereotypes around underrepresented issues such as disability and mental health.
QUEEN OF LAPA allows for a glimpse into the complex lives of the women who live under Launa Muniz’s roof: a hostel for transgender sex-workers. Francesca Woulfe reviews at SQIFF 2019.
Although the political undertones of Věra Chytilová’s film are perhaps lost on certain audiences, the film can still be enjoyed by a modern audience. Francesca Woulfe reviews at Weird Weekend.