A Brilliant Genocide

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A BRILLIANT GENOCIDE is a powerful and unusual film, writes Emma Wilkinson.


Alfredo Bini: Unexpected Guest

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Required viewing for anyone interested in the history of Italian cinema in the 1960s, ALFREDO BINI also humanises one of its key figures.


Next Generation Short Tiger 2016

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These tremendous short films showcase the quality of new talent coming out of Germany, writes Garry Pope.


Short Fusion: Nostalgia?

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In the beautiful setting of Emmanuel College, the NOSTALGIA? ‘Short Fusion’ strand dazzled the audience with five fantastic films.


Oleg and the Rare Arts

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It may be that Oleg is a deluded nostalgist, but it’s equally possible that he has a genuine insight into the transcendent effects of art.


The Interrogation

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THE INTERROGATION is a film making landmark as it represents the first Israeli director to make a film about WW2 war atrocity.


Warrior Road

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Henrie’s portrayal of Joseph highlights the fragility and changeability of youth.


Alba

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Family relationships, illnesses, the pain of adolescence and the dynamics of bullying are laid bare in ALBA.


One of us

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Far from being preachy, ONE OF US allows its message to settle into the reader with such a subtlety it kills, writes Garry Pope.


Tomorrow

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Tomorrow is a rousing French documentary concerning the state of the planet. Unlike your average end-of-the-world documentary, in which we are warned of things to come and accusingly faced with the exponential dangers we have caused. This is a more hopeful documentary, one in which the filmmakers examine solutions, rather than problems. Directed by Cyril [...]


Ukranian Sheriffs

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When a small southern Ukrainian village is 20 kilometres from the nearest police intervention, ‘who you gonna call?’… The Ukrainian Sheriffs. In the village of Stara Zburjivka, two deputised sheriffs are instated to watch over the land and mediate any problems the village people may come upon. Filmed as a factual documentary in a style [...]


Cloudy Sunday

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Cloudy Sunday is a graceful, thought-provoking drama from Greek director Manousos Manousakis.


Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

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This documentary is conventionally put together, but the story it tells is devastating in its impact.


Illegitimate

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Most families have their fair share of tantrums. Few are likely to compare to the dysfunctional dynamics erupting in ILLEGITIMATE. The household horrors in this Romanian drama are grisly and unlikely to be ones you would want to witness alongside your mother, father or siblings. In exploding the niggling frustrations we usually repress in our [...]


Inversion

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Behnam Behazadi’s subtly powerful Iranian drama ponders the nature of freedom in a closed society that is being choked in more ways than one.


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