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Cornwall Film Festival 2012

2012 – That Was The Year That Was

We arrive, once more, at the end of another full year, another year in which myself and fellow Flickfeasters have cast our eyes over far too many movies to count. But, fool that I am, I thought I'd give it a go anyway. What follows is an…

Quartet (2012)

This year the Cornwall Film Festival closed with Dustin Hoffman’s enjoyable comedy drama Quartet and what a lovely way to end. The film features a plethora of British acting gems including Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and…

God Bless America (2011)

Frank (Joel Murray) lives on his own, fed up with the deterioration of society due to mind numbing television programmes and idiotic presenters, his life hits rock bottom when he is fired from his mundane office job and told by his doctor…

Kauwboy (2012)

Kauwboy will represent the Netherlands in the competition for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Academy Awards and there is not a more deserving film for this accolade. The title is literally translated as jackdaw boy and is about…

Elena (2011)

Elena (Nadezhda Markina) is middle aged and living with her wealthy husband, Vladimir (Andrey Smirnov) in his luxury apartment in Moscow. The couple sleep in separate rooms and we see in detail their repetitive daily routine. But Vladimir’s…

Yossi (2012)

Yossi (Ohad Knoller) is a thirty something doctor in Tel Aviv who hides the fact he is gay from all around him. He is a workaholic and is a very melancholic character. When a middle-aged woman walks into the hospital he insists on treating…

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

A film all about sound and set in one very claustrophobic location could be a disaster but Peter Strickland and the extremely talented Toby Jones ensure this is a riveting experience. Gilderoy (Toby Jones) is a documentary sound engineer…

Sightseers (2012)

From the director of Kill List (2011) comes an equally dark tale of love and murder. Written by comedians Steve Oram and Alice Lowe, who also star in the film as the main couple at the centre of the story, Sightseers is darkly comic with…