Adding to the number of black-and-white devotees, Kirill Serebrennikov cooks a gorgeously looking film too self-conscious to be ultimately gratifying. Serena Scateni reviews.
While watching FREEDOM FIELDS it’s clear that Arebi had plenty of material to include in her film, so the final product is overflowing with possibilities. Serena Scateni reviews.
An exquisite and cohesive directorial debut from Vietnamese filmmaker Ash Mayfair, who presents a calibrated commentary on female unfulfillment in THE THIRD WIFE.
Paying homage to a great array of old titles, Tsukamoto builds his own playground where he can showcase his deconstruction of the samurai culture. Serena Scateni reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS ticks all the boxes. Serena Scateni reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
Overall, TELL IT TO THE BESS is a good effort, a much needed step along this freshly paved road towards a comprehensive female representation.
Nadine Labaki presents a gripping film of remarkable social realism that can’t help but give in to its thirst for people’s tears. Serena Scateni reviews.
Starr Wu’s bold move to adapt one of the most important texts of Chinese literature into a contemporary story reflecting the Grindr generation falls short of its own ambition. Serena Scateni reviews at SQIFF18.
DISOBEDIENCE would have been a much more captivating tale of forbidden love if only it had freed itself of its own limitations. Serena Scateni reviews.
Mika Imai takes on a new project portraying the tender relationship between two young women. Serena Scateni reviews at SQIFF 2018.