Through stark black-and-white images, the unorthodox ‘Gunda’ forces you to recognise the sentience of animals.
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Quentin Tarantino’s latest cinematic installment Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been receiving rave reviews since its release. The initial posters for the film left a lot to be…
‘Greta’, inspired by the famous performance by Garbo in ‘The Grand Hotel,’ shares its inspiration’s lifeless quality.
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‘The Awakening of the Ants’ subtly critiques Costa Rican gender relations through one woman’s personal change.
‘Far From Us’, now premiering at the Berlinale Forum Section, is a truly life-draining cinematic experience.
The perils of always trying to do the right thing are brutally examined in Retrospekt, a domestic violence drama with shades of John Cassavetes. Taking morally tricky subject matter and running…
Tracing gender structures from the womb to marriage, Normal shines a light on how gender is constantly reinforced in modern Italian society. Taking a panoramic view of the beautiful country,…
‘Divine Love’ is as sexually graphic as it is aesthetically pleasing, yet it has little substance beneath surface thrills.
‘The Last to See Them’ has a fascinating idea at its core, but is let down by its uninteresting characters and storyline.
‘Kinder’ offers a fantasy of youth in the German capital, which doubles up as an advert for the city’s transit system.
‘Demons’, a horror comedy from Singapore, only lands half of its jokes and even less of its horrors.
‘Vanishing Days’ joins ‘Crosscurrent’ and ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ as another beautiful and poetic Chinese film.
If you like films that stretch the very limits of what French cinema can do, don’t watch ‘Jessica Forever.’
‘Selfie’ takes an unorthodox documentary approach, allowing its subjects to film themselves through their iPhones.
’37 Seconds’ is a touching film about living with cerebral palsy, that beguiles thanks to its unconventional narrative.
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The Valley of the People Who Don’t Know refers to the area near Dresden in East Germany that’s furthest away from West Berlin and the West German border. It was…
‘Anbessa’ takes an honest look at Ethiopia’s bold housing scheme by seeing how it impacts the most vulnerable.
‘Acid’ is an exciting debut by Aleksandr Gorchilin, which plays something like a Russian version of ‘Trainspotting.’
If last year’s Burning didn’t quite scratch that Murakami itch, try And Your Bird Can Sing. The inspiration of the Japanese writer is all over this tale (based on the…
One Cambodian boy’s dream for a better life in Thailand is violently shattered in Buoyancy, an unflinching look at the South East Asian slave trade. Nestling documentary-like reporting within a…