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LFF 2020 – Siberia (2020) Review

Abel Ferrara takes Willem Dafoe on a soul-searching trip into the wilderness in Siberia. It is odd experiecnce watching this film at the London Film Festival, having seen Ferrara's documentary Sporting Life at the Venice Film Festival

Fire At Sea (2016)

There’s a particularly sobering sequence early on in Gianfranco Rosi’s pensive meditation on the migrant crises, in which we watch an elderly native of the Italian Pelagie isle Lampedusa as she potters about her kitchen listening to the…

As We Were Dreaming (2015)

Lest we forget, Germany was until very recently a country literally split in two. Reunification has proven remarkably successful but it has not all been plain sailing. Andreas Dresen’s coming of age nightmare in Leipzig shortly after the…

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

The highlight in Wim Wenders’ soapy international co-production comes early on. An accident and the chilling realisation that follows sets a standard not matched again. Instead, we get a stale melodrama that spends two hours coming to terms…

65th Berlin Film Festival Preview

If there’s one thing the Berlin Film Festival has in abundance, it’s films. With hundreds of entries from across the world, the annual Berlinale provides a welcome reminder that the New Year hubbub building around mainstream awards…

Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013)

Hong Sang-soo's Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013) is a film about a young female student who sinks into a deep depression upon the departure of her mother. The film was nominated for this year's Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film…