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    Thursday, August 28, 2014 ·

    We spoke to Toby Froud, whose puppet fairytale LESSONS LEARNED is one of our favourite short films at CFF this year.

    Interview with Toby Froud

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    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 ·

    THE WHITE CITY: a complex, sharply observed character study of two young Americans abroad, with the focus firmly on the journey, not the destination.

    The White City

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    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 ·

    Ivan Kavanagh talks about his new film, THE CANAL, with Edd Elliott.

    Interview: The Canal

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    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 ·

    Part thriller, part surreal dreamscape, SEA CHILD explores ideas of narrative and memory; of the elements and of time, and most of all, of innocence and imagination.

    Sea Child

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    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 ·

    IN A MIRROR slides artfully in and out of opaque and insightful, muses Hannah Clarkson.

    Shorts: Connection

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    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 ·

    Knowing self-deprecation is the calling card of THE GLITTERBALL, according to Sarah Dillon.

    The Glitterball

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    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 ·

    UNDER THE LANTERN is less concerned with social issues as some of Lamprecht’s other titles, but does highlight the vulnerability of women in the face of male dominance.

    Under The Lantern

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    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 ·

    CHILDREN OF NO IMPORTANCE was part of the series of Enlightenment films produced in Weimar Germany.

    Children of No Importance

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cannes Diary: Day 4

Day 4: In which Jack steps through the looking glass, gets a “fitty” ticket upgrade and hangs out with Pedro Almodóvar.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Cannes Diary: Day 3

Day Three: In which Jack discovers a great new film by CFF favourite Celine Sciamma, falls for a Scandi short and then falls asleep in a screening.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Jeremiah Humphreys reviews some of the shorts screened at the Norwich Film Festival this year.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cannes Diary: Day 2

Day Two: In which Jack loiters with Capote on the French Riviera, takes in some short films and meets a brace of Iraqi filmmakers.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Interview with Gerard Lough

Indie filmmaker Gerard Lough believes that short films are looked down on by some as the poor relative of the film world – we spoke to him about his own short, the cyberpunk thriller NINETY SECONDS.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cannes Diary 2014

Day One at Cannes Film Festival: In which Jack pops his TGV cherry, fends off French queues and goes to an English pub by mistake.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Rebel Without A Cause

Following its recent screening at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Wyndham Wise offers the first-time viewer a sort of “Rebel Without A Cause” For Dummies.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Interview with Ryan Coogler

FRUITVALE STATION highlights how hard it can be to stay on the right track when the odds are stacked against you. We spoke to the director at Sundance London.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Chinese Visual Festival Report

Hiu Chan speaks to Tibetan director Pema Tsedan at the fourth annual Chinese Visual Festival.

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Jeremiah Humphreys, a long time fan of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” novel, looks at Neil Burger’s adaptation, which screened at Norwich Film Festival.