ON A MAGICAL NIGHT (CHAMBRE 212) is a smart comedy about life and love until it trails off into a confusing, self-consciously deep ending. Yemi Chabi reviews from Cannes 2019.
MATTHIAS & MAXIME makes one question whether friendship is love or vice versa. Yemi Chabi reviews at Cannes 2019.
THE BEARS’ FAMOUS INVASION OF SICILY does not only entertain and fascinate, it also wishes to educate its young and adult audiences alike. It is sure to leave an impression after its viewing, writes Yemi Chabi from Cannes 2019.
Last Saturday, notorious director Gaspar Noé premiered his latest film, the medium-length LUX ÆTERNA. The film is a piece that reveals a new side to his craft, writes Yemi Chabi.
Two years after his controversial OKJA, Korean director Bong Joon Ho is back to the Cannes Film Festival competition section with PARASITE (GISAENGCHUNG), a film consisting of laughter, suspense, tears and introspection. When asked to describe his latest piece, the director said “this film is a comedy without clowns, a tragedy without villains”. He could … Continue reading Parasite
Chupov and Merkulova paint the ungraceful portrait of a struggling man and leave the action seen on screen open to interpretation in THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE.
HOUSE OF MY FATHERS is part of the 48th International Film Festival of Rotterdam’s Bright Future section, and it couldn’t be a more accurate categorisation. In her first feature, Suba Sivakumaran delivers a moving story of two warring villages, one Tamil and the other Singhalese. Both communities are suddenly hit with a curse which prevents … Continue reading Interview with Suba Sivakumaran
A LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is an existential and introspective journey for its protagonist, meticulously choreographed by director Gan Mi. Yemi Chabi reviews at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019.
3 DAYS IN QUIBERON reveals actor Romy Schneider’s dire need of being accepted by the industry, her family and, ultimately, herself.
The race for the 91st Academy Awards’ Foreign Film category has long started, and this week the Cambridge Film Festival had the pleasure of screening the Swedish submission, Ali Abbasi’s fantasy film BORDER (GRÄNS). The tale featured in BORDER is a classic one: a protagonist, very much different to its entourage, possesses an unexplained power. … Continue reading Border (Gräns)