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A Day and a Half (En Dag och en Halv)

Fares Fares

Dimitris Passas - 14-09-2023

Swedish hostage drama morphs into confessional car journey, but this potentially gripping story is crippled by a poor script - out now on Netflix [Read More...]

Arthur & Diana

Sara Summa

John McDonald - 10-09-2023

French movie about two siblings on a road trip deftly bridges the barrier between documentary and fiction - from the 48th Toronto International Film Festival [Read More...]

On the Pulse (Vivant)

Alix Delaporte

Gaelle Biguenet - 10-09-2023

Based on the filmmaker’s own experience as a news agency intern, French drama offers an intimate picture of the daily pressures both driving and afflicting investigative reporters - from the 80th Venice Film Festival [Read More...]

The Red Suitcase

Fidel Devkota

Paul Risker - 08-09-2023

A two-day journey reveals the oppressive nightmare haunting Nepal, in this slow-burn drama blending elements of horror, politics and philosophy – from the 80th Venice Film Festival. [Read More...]

Paradise is Burning (Paradiset Brinner)

Mika Gustafson

Lia Gomez-Lang - 07-09-2023

An absent mother leaves her three daughters to fend for themselves, and find solace and joy in each other's company - thoughtful Swedish drama premieres in the 80th Venice Film Festival [Read More...]

Dormitory (Yurt)

Nehir Tuna

Paul Risker - 05-09-2023

Amidst mounting tensions between religious and secular Turks, a teenager finds himself trapped between two worlds - from the 80th Venice Film Festival [Read More...]


Claudia Rorarius

Louis Roberts - 05-09-2023

Provocative and unabashed German film portrays the sexually intensive relationship between plus-size model and a paraplegic dancer - Best Performance Leopard winner at Locarno [Read More...]

A Life on the Farm

Oscar Harding

Victor Fraga - 04-09-2023

The long-lost, seemingly crude and tasteless home movies of Charles Carson are in reality bursting with tenderness and poetry - dirty British doc is in cinemas on Friday, September 8th [Read More...]

Hesitation Wound (Tereddüt Çizgisi)

Selman Nacar

Victor Fraga - 04-09-2023

A Turkish lawyer has to contend with a number of moral dilemmas as she defends a vulnerable client, while also grappling with the fate of her vegetative mother - from the 80th Venice Film Festival [Read More...]

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person (Vampire Humaniste Cherche Suicidaire Consentant)

Ariane Louis-Seize

Gaelle Biguenet - 03-09-2023

Young vampire is just too sensitive to kill, in this sad, hopeful and luminous addition to a well-worn genre - live from Venice Days [Read More...]

The Dive

Maximilian Erlenwein

Victor Fraga - 30-08-2023

A deep-sea diving journey in Malta turns into a nightmare for two young sisters as one of them becomes trapped by a landslide - survival thriller is in cinemas on Friday, August 25th [Read More...]

The Oceans Are the Real Continents (Los Océanos son Los Verdaderos Continentes)

Tommaso Santambrogio

Victor Fraga - 30-08-2023

Italian director captures five Cubans of three different generations as they patiently dwell in a town where "time doesn't exist" - bewitching piece of slow cinema opens Venice Days [Read More...]

Apocalypse Clown

George Kane

Victor Fraga - 25-08-2023

Three failed clowns get together in order to forcibly draw some laughter, joy and blood from those who stand on their path - clumsy Irish comedy in cinemas on Friday, September 1st [Read More...]

La Ronde

Max Ophüls

Victor Fraga - 24-08-2023

Viennese men and women engage in a vertiginous battle for love and lust, in this charming and unusual French anthology - in cinemas on Friday, September 8th, as part of the Save Curzon Mayfair campaign [Read More...]

Afire (Roter Himmel)

Christian Petzold

Victor Fraga - 24-08-2023

Christian Petzold's new creation is an inventive and profound meditation on the deceitful machinations of the creative mind - now on Curzon Home Cinema [Read More...]

Critical Zone (Montagheye Bohrani)

Ali Ahmadzadeh

Victor Fraga - 18-08-2023

Drug dealer offers comfort, redemption and liberation to some of the most vulnerable people of Tehran - ultra-subversive, scream-out-loud Iranian movie wins the Golden Leopard at the 76th Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

Dreaming & Dying (Hao Jiu Bu Jian) 

Nelson Yeo

Daniel L. Mattock  - 17-08-2023

Bad omens, unrequited love, and the deep-sea mythical rise above the shoreline for a trio of reuniting friends in Nelson Yeo’s surreal Singaporean drama - from the 76th edition of the Locarno Film Festival.   [Read More...]


Yann Demange

Louis Roberts - 11-08-2023

British actor and rapper Riz Ahmed excels as a man grappling with his clashing cultural identities, in French-Algerian director’s bold new film - from the 76th Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

Other Reviews

La Vedova Nera
Italian teen is caught in a fantasy world of murder, sex and cinema, in this Franco-Italian pithy and vibrant tribute to giallo - from the Pardi di Domani section. of the 76th Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

Remember, Broken Crayons Colour Too
Deeply poetic Swiss documentary about Jamaican trans woman excels in inventiveness - from the Pardi di Doman section of the 76th Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

Obscure Night – Goodbye Here, Anywhere (Nuit obscure – Au Revoir Ici, n’Importe Où)
Moroccan prepubescent teens fight for survival on the deserted streets of Spanish exclave Melilla, in this cold and distant Swiss-French documentary - from the 76th Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

What Remains
Stellan Skarsgard and Andrea Riseborough star in psychological crime drama about serial killer in a Scandinavian psychiatric hospital - from the Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

Two tormented young women bond through their afflictions and pains, in this unusually structured Portuguese drama - from the 76th Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

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