Jack’s Berlinale Diary #4

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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.


Under Electric Clouds

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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.


Jack’s Berlinale Diary #3

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“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?!”


Jack’s Berlinale Diary #2

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“Time is precious and culturally-loaded with far more cinematic delicacies to try at a film festival. It’s bloomin’ marvellous!”


Jack’s Berlinale Diary #1

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Three days into the Berlinale Film Festival, Jack Toye dives straight into the action.


Japanese Cinema and Encounters

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“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.


Font’s Othello

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Anthony Davis spoke to Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font about his entertaining and provocative Catalan adaptation of OTHELLO, screened at CFF2014


Witching and Bitching

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Álex de la Iglesia returns to the mayhem and excess of his cinematic roots with WITCHING AND BITCHING.


Winter Sleep

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A former actor turned hotelier, Aydin casts himself as a Shakespearean figure in his own life story. Rebecca Naughten reviews WINTER SLEEP.


Ferpect Crime

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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.


The Last Circus

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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.


Margarita, with a straw

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Shonali Boses’s stereotype-busting, coming-of-age feature is a sensitive arthouse tale with a unique cross-cultural appeal, writes Jack Toye.


BFI LFF Diary #1

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On day 4 of the event, our roving reporter Jack Toye “expunges” his thoughts on this year’s BFI London Film Festival.


X+Y

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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.


The Duke Of Burgundy

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Lepidopterism and lesbianism abound in Peter Strickland’s new feature, writes Jack Toye at the BFI London Film Fest.