Day 4 of Jack’s Berlinale diary, in which Jack washes his hands in magic soap, braves a baying Wenders throng and ends up in a queue quandary.
The year is 2017. 100 years have passed since the Russian Revolution, and the landscape of UNDER ELECTRIC CLOUDS is in every sense clouded and cold.
“There comes a point at a festival where you just tell yourself to quit whilst you’re ahead. And who takes their boyfriend to a rubbish tip to make out?!”
“Time is precious and culturally-loaded with far more cinematic delicacies to try at a film festival. It’s bloomin’ marvellous!”
Three days into the Berlinale Film Festival, Jack Toye dives straight into the action.
“It only happens in the movies”? There are certain things that only happen in Japanese movies, writes Noel Megahey at the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.
Anthony Davis spoke to Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font about his entertaining and provocative Catalan adaptation of OTHELLO, screened at CFF2014
Álex de la Iglesia returns to the mayhem and excess of his cinematic roots with WITCHING AND BITCHING.
A former actor turned hotelier, Aydin casts himself as a Shakespearean figure in his own life story. Rebecca Naughten reviews WINTER SLEEP.
Rafael is a master salesman who aspires to the lifestyle that he sells: sharp clothes, fast cars, and beautiful women. Rebecca Naughten reviews FERPECT CRIME.
Álex de la Iglesia’s black comedy looks at the divisions embedded within Spain and the damage each side does to the other, as manifested in the Civil War.
Shonali Boses’s stereotype-busting, coming-of-age feature is a sensitive arthouse tale with a unique cross-cultural appeal, writes Jack Toye.
On day 4 of the event, our roving reporter Jack Toye “expunges” his thoughts on this year’s BFI London Film Festival.
X+Y looks set to be just the right sort of film to herald the start of springtime after a meteorologically melancholy winter, writes Jack Toye at the BFI London Film Fest.
Lepidopterism and lesbianism abound in Peter Strickland’s new feature, writes Jack Toye at the BFI London Film Fest.