Citizen Kane

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Jamie Brittain asks: Is it really true that no film has ever surpassed or even matched the quality of CITIZEN KANE?


Cartography of Loneliness

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A look at abandonment, rejection and abuse, Cartography of Loneliness doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of being a widow in the third world.


Cane Toads – The Conquest

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Max Zeh reviews this 3D documentary about toads.


Calvet

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Chris Stefanowicz looks at the story of Jean-Marc Calvet, the painter whose travels have taken him through the French foreign legion, the police force and private security for an American Mafioso.


Short Fusion: Let’s Talk About Sex

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Max Zeh reviews a compilation of five short films that deal with this delicate subject in very different, but boldly honest ways.


Late September

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Evoking such introspective ensemble pieces as Woody Allen’s theatre-influenced September and, to some extent, the Danish family cacophony that was Festen, Jon Sanders’ latest film focuses on the intricate relationships and emotions shared amongst a group of people over the space of twenty-four hours.


Ispansi

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Carlos Iglesias’ film explores the phenomena of ‘war children’, the many thousands of refugees evacuated from Spain in 1937 to countries such as the USSR, where the film unfolds.


Intimate Grammar

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INTIMATE GRAMMAR is a wonderful portrait of adolescence in extremis; of how a sensitive soul is stifled in an increasingly virile world.


If not us, who? (Wer wenn nicht wir)

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Max Zeh looks at the story of the raising communistic extremism of Gudrun Enssslin (Lena Lauzemis), long before she founded the RAF (Rote Armee Fraktion) together with Andread Baader (Alexander Fehling).


Henry Morris

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“Henry Morris” is a documentary made by young filmmakers from Sawston about the eponymous father of the Cambridgeshire village college movement in the 1930s.


Guilty of Romance

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The third film in Sono’s genre-bending ‘Hate Trilogy’ (after 2009’s LOVE EXPOSURE and 2010’s COLD FISH), GUILTY OF ROMANCE is equal parts gruesome police procedural, eccentric black comedy and erotically charged melodrama with flashes of psychological horror and frequent episodes of soft porn.


Midnight In Paris

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John Cunningham looks at Woody Allen’s latest foray into European culture.


Nanook of the North

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Franklin P Laviola looks at Robert Flaherty’s NANOOK OF THE NORTH, considered by most film historians to be the medium’s first ever feature-length documentary.


Mysteries of Lisbon

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Ruiz crafts a twisting tale of romance, honour and deceit in 272 minutes that contains so much melodrama it feels more related to opera than film.


My Long Distance Friend

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In Carina Molier’s utterly enchanting documentary, we follow part of a very disjointed and unsettling journey – that of OG, a young woman from Zimbabwe, and the eponymous long-distance friend of the director.