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Cornwall film festival

The Selfish Giant (2013)

Clio Barnard’s latest offering shows us a slice of gritty British realism, with phenomenal lead performances that are both devastating and inspiring. Troubled school kid Arbor (Conner Chapman) suffers from a variety of issues, on…

We Are the Best! (2013)

Having missed this film at the Venice Film Festival this year, due to a scheduling clash, I was delighted to see it was playing at the Cornwall Film Festival. Lukas Moodysson’s latest film is a slice of adolescent punk set in Stockholm in…

Jeune & jolie (2013)

The mystery film at this year’s Cornwall Film Festival was the highly anticipated latest film from acclaimed French director François Ozon. Jeune & jolie, translated as Young and Beautiful, focuses on gorgeous  17 year old…

Nigel Ashcroft – A Life in Film

Having been in the business for about 40 years; in television, commercials, music promos and film, Nigel Ashcroft has seen equipment and technology change quite dramatically over the years. His own production company, Green Umbrella, based…

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Didier and Elise at first appear an unlikely pair, he a brooding, atheist country singer and she a pretty tattoo artist with a cross, but soon it is clear they were made for each other. Structured in flashbacks and flashforwards, much like…

Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

Adele (magnificently portrayed by Adèle Exarchopoulos) is a teenage literature student coming to terms with her sexual identity, as well as who she wants to be in life, when a brief exchange of a glance with striking tomboy Emma (Léa…

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…