Closely Observed Trains

Closely observed trains feature

Jim Moore reviews Czech classic CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS.


Letter from an Unknown Woman

CFF2015_LETTE

This beautifully realised romance makes it easy to suspend disbelief even after 67 years.


Welcome To Leith

CFF2015_WELCO

Cinematic depictions of idiosyncratic small town America are so commonplace that sometimes only the real thing will do, writes Richard Hensby.


Face of the Devil

CFF2015_FACEO

“There’s something importantly likeable at work here, which is not something you can often say about tales of woodland bloodshed. Prepare to be unexpectedly seduced.”


Horse Money

CFF2015_HORSE

Rosy Hunt reviews HORSE MONEY, the latest and perhaps the greatest Fontainhas feature from Pedro Costa.


Born

Born feature

Claudio Zulian splashes on the light and architecture in this historical slice of Barcelona in the 18th century.


Children of the Night

CFF2015_CHILD

Dare your subconscious to concoct some homebrew version of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and ÊTRE ET AVOIR and you might ferment something like CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT.


Wildlike

CFF2015_WILDL

Frank Hall Green’s WILDLIKE uses the strong imagery of the Alaskan wilderness to propel a simple yet engaging storyline, writes Yozzie Osman.


German Shorts

CFF2015_GERMA

CFF’s German shorts are united in their appeals to the rawest elements of human experience: estrangement, desperation and our ultimate need for hope.


CFF Shorts: Love & Death

CFF2015_LOVEA

“A joyful experience…” Garry Pope reviews the short film strand FUSION: LOVE & DEATH.


The Visit

CFF2015_THEVI

THE VISIT imagines an alien craft has landed on Earth and explores the governmental, military and scientific response in the event of ‘first contact’.


Traces Of Sandalwood

traces of sandalwood feature

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


Palio

Palio feature

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


All The Ways Of God

CFF2015_ALLTH

Modern-dress morality play ALL THE WAYS OF GOD takes as its starting point the character of Judas and the lacuna between his betrayal of Jesus and his subsequent suicide.


Trainwreck

trainwreck_cover

TRAINWRECK opens with a woman in her underwear, making out with a guy and talking dirty. But this film could not be more different from others of its ilk.