One of the most exciting almost-new festivals in South Africa, bringing together the best of South African and International features, documentaries and shorts in an incredible three-day extravaganza, the JOZI FILM FESTIVAL returned for its third consecutive year from 21 – 23 February 2014. It’s hard to believe that so much can fit into such [...]
“A nastily intimate encounter with a poisoned mind…” Patrick Capaloff Fowler reviews RUST, a powerful short screening this weekend at Watersprite Film Festival.
Noel Megahey reports back from the Belfast leg of the The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2014.
Hiu Chan reports back from Watch Africa, the first African Film Festival in Cardiff – and speaks to festival organiser Fadhili Maghiya.
See this love story/odd-couple road movie/drama/rite of passage at Cambridge African Film Festival at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse on 10th November.
Both filmmaker and lead character strike a delicate balance between charisma and integrity in the excellent comedy MATERIAL, writes Alison Hicks.
This satisfying blend of Middle Eastern drama and spaghetti western homage boasts two terrific lead performances, writes Gavin Midgley.
TRIDENTFEST continues to demonstrate the collective’s evolution as talented film makers with a wide set of skills, writes Mark Liversidge.
Bethlehem is divided, literally, by a giant illegal wall of concrete dividing Palestine and Israeli areas. Sarah Acton reviews Leila Sansour’s OPERATION BETHLEHEM.
Hannah Clarkson reviews this touching portrait of Drako Zarhazar, THE MAN WHOSE MIND EXPLODED.
Hannah Clarkson recounts the stories of the young dreamers in Tinatin Gurchiani’s quietly astonishing THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR.
EMPEROR deals with an interesting moment in the aftermath of World War II, but Owen Baker isn’t convinced by its treatment of history.
Mark Liversidge finds plenty to recommend in Shan Khan’s directorial debut, which tackles the sensitive issue of honour killings.
Jim Moore is moved by the chilly and forbidding COLD of Uğur Yücel’s sordid and noirish tale.
Hannah Clarkson reviews Stephen Brown’s intense adaptation of John Banville novel THE SEA.