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Girls Will Be Girls

Shuchi Talati
2024

Victor Fraga - 17-06-2024

Gifted teen decides to explore her sexuality at her own accord, but any missteps could have serious consequences for her and her family's honour - Indian coming-of-age drama is in Competition at Tiff Romania [Read More...]

The Performance

Shira Piven
2024

Victor Fraga - 16-06-2024

Jewish American tap dancer has to stomp his way to the top of the Nazi regime, in what's possibly the worst film adaptation of Arthur Miller ever made - from the 23rd edtion of Tiff Romania [Read More...]

1286

Alisher Utev
2024

Victor Fraga - 16-06-2024

Sombre and elegiac Kazakh drama observes the shocking repercussions of modern-day slavery, and unbridled sadism - from the 23rd edition of Tiff Romania [Read More...]

Infested (Vermine)

Sébastien Vaniček
2024

Victor Fraga - 16-06-2024

Claustrophobic spider horror keeps viewers on the edge of their seat, as flesh-eating arachnids terrify a suburban council block in France - from the 23rd edition of Tiff Romania [Read More...]

Sleep

Jason Yu
2023

Paul Risker - 16-06-2024

Korean comedy horror about sleep-talking mixes art with life, and nightmare with reality, before lapsing into banality - premieres at the 32nd Raindance Film Festival. [Read More...]

DogMan

Luc Besson
2024

Victor Fraga - 15-06-2024

Luc Besson's fanciful and bizarre allegory of animal love and crossdressing is resolutely barking mad - "French" film opens the 23rd edition of Tiff Romania [Read More...]

When Evil Lurks (Cuando Acecha la Maldad)

Demián Rugna
2024

Victor Fraga - 15-06-2024

Argentinean horror offers a "rotten" twist on the well-worn zombie genre, in a movie as mangled and gruelling as the victims portrayed - from the 23rd edition of Tiff Romania [Read More...]

Handling the Undead (Håndtering av Udøde)

Thea Hvistendahl
2024

Daniel Theophanous - 13-06-2024

Norwegian director reinvents the zombie movie, replacing gore with tragic and decaying existences - from Sundance London [Read More...]

Searching for Amani

Debra Aroko
Nicole Gormley
2024

Victoria Luxford - 12-06-2024

Murder, climate change and hope all play a big part in a bereaved young Kenyan’s search for the truth - touching documentary premieres at the 32nd Raindance Film Festival [Read More...]

Sting Like a Bee

Leone Balduzzi
2024

John McDonald - 12-06-2024

Leone Balduzzi's debut feature takes viewers on a journey of rural Italy, and into the lives of young people terrified of Aids and enamoured with a three-wheeled vehicle - from the 32nd Raindance Film Festival [Read More...]

Animal

Sofia Exarchou
2024

Nataliia Serebriakova - 12-06-2024

Sofia Exarchou's filthy genius sophomore feature exposes the animalistic routine of resort animateurs in Greece - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Satu – Year of the Rabbit

Joshua Trigg
2024

John McDonald - 12-06-2024

Two starry-eyed fantasists help each other as they face the bumpy road ahead, in this classic coming-of-age tale set in the mountains and the jungle of Northern Laos - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Ama Gloria

Maria Amachoukeli
2024

Eoghan Lyng - 11-06-2024

Six-year-old Cléo isn't ready to give up her nanny Gloria, so they spend their last summer together on an island haunted by colonialism - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Sisterhood (HLM Pussy)

Nora El Hourch
2024

Susanne Gottlieb - 11-06-2024

Building upon the principles of #MeToo, Nora El Hourch demonstrates that female emancipation often comes from a place of privilege - French-Moroccan drama premieres in the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

The Click Trap

Peter Porta
2024

Susanne Gottlieb - 11-06-2024

Beyond the state-of-the-art talking heads, quick edits and eerie music, an unsettling truth unravels: tech companies control us in more ways than one - creepy doc premieres at the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Árni

Dorka Vermes
2024

John McDonald - 11-06-2024

Hungarian tale about a mundane and soulless travelling circus and their handyman is in reality a riff on loneliness and animal love - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Smiling Georgia

Luka Beradze 
2024

Victoria Luxford - 10-06-2024

No laughing matter: The lengths some politicians are willing to go in order to retain power can leave voters toothless - painful Georgian doc premieres at the 32nd edition of Raindance  [Read More...]

The Contestant

Clair Titley  
2024

Victoria Luxford - 10-06-2024

Japanese male is confined to a room naked and without food for more than a year, in a sadistic experiment that helped to spawn reality television - doc premieres in the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]


Other Reviews

National Anthem
Luke Gilford’s debut feature shows us what queer expression without restraint truly looks like, against the masculine backdrop of the Old West - from the 32nd edition of Raindance  [Read More...]

Mogwai: If the Stars Had a Sound
Rockumentary offers colourful insight this British brand of elegant and introspective post-rock music; strangely, the "stars" are conspicuous in their absence - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Kneecap
Irish-singing, insult-hurling, drug-taking and politically incendiary hip-hop band from Belfast earn an adrenaline-inducing piece of autofiction - from Sundance London [Read More...]

The Stranger’s Case
Cutting between seven central characters in Syria and Greece, director Brandt Andersen paints a jarring fable about survival, sincerity and family - refugee drama premieres at the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest cinematic marathon puts viewers right into the heart of Anatolian winter, facing a Chekhovian existential crisis - in cinemas Friday, July 26th [Read More...]

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