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70th Venice Film Festival

Moebius (2013)

Perhaps the most bizarre film at Venice this year, Moebius is also the funniest. South Korean director Kim Ki-Duk’s (2012 Golden Lion Winner for Pieta) latest, is a shocking morality tale exploring the themes of family, desires and…

Amazonia (2013)

Sai is a capuchin monkey. As the pet of a young girl, for a reason unbeknownst to us, he is tucked away in a cage with a cuddly toy monkey for company and transported by aeroplane across the country, and the Amazon rainforest. Sai doesn’t…

A Promise (2013)

Set in Germany in 1912, A Promise tells the story of Frederic Zeitz (Richard Madden), a young man from a humble background who begins a job at a steelworks. His boss is Karl Hoffmeister (Alan Rickman) who quickly takes a shine to the…

The Wind Rises (2013)

Hayao Miyazaki’s final film is an absolutely gorgeous one, but its daring story will no doubt divide audiences. As with all Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki animations, The Wind Rises is a stunningly drawn work of art, with such astounding attention…

Still Life (2013)

John May (Eddie Marsan) is a council worker with a particularly important job; to find any living relatives of solitary deceased people in the borough and, if unsuccessful, arrange the funeral and burial or cremation of these people. John…

Locke (2013)

Tom Hardy is Ivan Locke, a family man who has worked hard in construction and is dedicated to his job. But he has made a mistake and as we follow him on a drive to London, we learn how that one mistake will change his life forever.…

The Zero Theorem (2013)

Director Terry Gilliam brings us another visual feast set in the future and thankfully goes back to his roots. Featuring a multitude of great actors, The Zero Theorem has the fantastic Christoph Waltz at its centre as eccentric recluse…

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) is a charismatic and rebellious student at Columbia University who draws the attention of new literature student Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe). Ginsberg isn’t afraid to challenge his lecturer on great writing…

Under the Skin (2013)

Scarlett Johansson is Laura, a predatory alien in human form travelling around Scotland, her victims are lonely men who succumb to her beauty. The film opens with a completely black screen; slowly a dot appears and gets bigger and bigger.…

Miss Violence (2013)

As a big fan of the work of Greek directors Yorgos Lanthimos and Athina Rachel Tsangari I was extremely intrigued to see what this Greek offering would be like. The film opens strikingly. Pastel and muted colours occupy a minimalist…