Editors’ Blog: Festival Pairs

festival pairs feature

Edd Elliott compares festival films.

El Cafe De La Marina

cafe de la marina

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

Traces Of Sandalwood

traces of sandalwood feature

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


Palio feature

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

Ripcor: Riding with Mamils


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


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

Cambridge Film Festival feature

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



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

The Hallow


“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


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


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


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

Cemetery of Splendour


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


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


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