Editors’ Blog: Festival Pairs

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Edd Elliott compares festival films.


El Cafe De La Marina

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Hear Catalonia and you might think sun, sand and sangria. Sylvia Munt’s drama basks in few such pleasures.


Traces Of Sandalwood

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Maria Ripoll’s TRACES OF SANDALWOOD is a real crowd pleaser, writes Nashwa Gowanlock.


Palio

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PALIO explores the strange world of Siena’s famous horse race.


Ripcor: Riding with Mamils

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RIPCOR: RIDING WITH MAMILS is a modest, funny and inspiring film about a group of guys banding together, getting on their bikes and riding.


The Fire

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He may be a cynic, but Juan Schnitman reminds us why we can’t stop listening to that couple losing it in public.


Editor’s Blog: Themes Of The Festival

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Edd Elliott gives a low down of the under-the-radar themes of this year’s Cambridge Film Festival.


Hector

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Jake Gavin’s treatment of homelessness, HECTOR, sits somewhere between CATHY COME HOME and THE FISHER KING, writes Jack Toye.


The Hallow

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“You can’t go cutting down them there trees, because there’s mythical creatures you’re really going to annoy!” Jack Toye reviews THE HALLOW.


Valley of Love

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Metaphysics, mortality and marriage sweat it out in the arid desert of Death Valley, California, in Guillaume Nicloux’s new feature, VALLEY OF LOVE.


Cannes Film Festival 2015: Days 9 – 11

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Let last entry’s queuing situation be the only cloud on the horizon for this year’s Cannes Festival. In truth, it has been a wondrous experience.


Cannes Film Festival 2015: Days 7 & 8

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“Queue” is a dirty word in France, and at Cannes it’s a bad word for Jack Toye in particular.


Cemetery of Splendour

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Jack Toye reviews CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR, competing in the “Un Certain Regard” section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.


Cannes Diary 2015: Days 5 & 6

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Live from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Jack Toye predicts the Palme D’Or, and reviews entries by László Nemes and Miguel Gomes.


Cannes Diary 2015: Day 4

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Jack sees his first film of the festival in the Quinzaine des Realisateurs strand, Miguel Gomes’ ARABIAN NIGHTS