• japan

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 ·

    “It only happens in the movies”? There are certain things that only happen in Japanese movies, writes Noel Megahey at the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.

    Japanese Cinema and Encounters

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  • bm

    Monday, January 26, 2015 ·

    Relying on bawdy humour and a hip, anti-establishment attitude, MEATBALLS is set in a summer camp for misfits overseen by head counsellor Tripper (Bill Murray in his first starring role).

    Meatballs

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  • wander1

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 ·

    The Bronx, 1963. Geographically close, but in reality we’re a long way from WEST SIDE STORY and its rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks…

    The Wanderers

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  • clueless

    Sunday, January 11, 2015 ·

    Jack Stocker reviews BEYOND CLUELESS, an experimental documentary which describes itself as “part adolescent fever dream, part roving visual essay”.

    Beyond Clueless

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  • porky's

    Saturday, January 10, 2015 ·

    PORKY’S virtually re-invented the teen-sex comedy genre, and it holds up remarkably well 35 years later, writes Wyndham Wise.

    Porky’s

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  • hammu

    Friday, January 9, 2015 ·

    Anthony Davis spoke to Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font about his entertaining and provocative Catalan adaptation of OTHELLO, screened at CFF2014

    Font’s Othello

  • agirl2

    Thursday, January 8, 2015 ·

    Ana Lily Amirpour’s A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is a trope up-ended, with results at once gleeful and grisly, writes Ann Linden.

    A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

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  • CL

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 ·

    Toby Miller speaks to Charlie Lyne, the Bertolt Brecht/David Attenborough of the teen movie genre, about his documentary BEYOND CLUELESS.

    Interview with Charlie Lyne

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mary2
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mary is Happy, Mary Is Happy

A fresh take on the ‘coming of age’ teenage archetype and use of social media help MARY IS HAPPY stand out above the sea of pretentious teenage films.

cave1
Sunday, September 7, 2014

20,000 Days on Earth

You don’t have to know or even like Nick Cave’s music to be engrossed in 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH – there are simply no dull moments, writes Carya Maharja.

police
Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Police Officer’s Wife

THE POLICE OFFICER’S WIFE wields an enormous amount of power, but it presents a challenge for the viewer in almost every aspect, writes Mark Liversidge.

spiel
Sunday, September 7, 2014

CFF2014 Shorts: German

Carya Maharja looks at four works from recent students at the German Film and Television Academy, and an animation by an independent filmmaker.

lamp
Sunday, September 7, 2014

In The Slums Of Berlin

Lamprecht never shirks from demonstrating the darker side of life in post-WW1 Berlin in his IN THE SLUMS OF BERLIN, writes Mark Liversidge.

poema
Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Poem In Exile

The unpublished story of a musical piece inspired by the sad story of those who had to emigrate from their homeland after the Spanish civil war.

Attila marcel featured
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Attila Marcel

Unusual but charming is Sarah Lambert’s description of ATTILA MARCEL.

babel1
Sunday, September 7, 2014

School of Babel

SCHOOL OF BABEL, Julie Bertuccelli’s consideration of multicultural Paris, layers the personal stories of children newly-arrived in France.

Kreuzweg
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stations of the Cross

STATIONS OF THE CROSS is a rigorously structured and shot parable about a teenage girl’s single-minded devotion to her Christian faith.

nc2
Sunday, September 7, 2014

20,000 Days On Earth

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH has the feel of a hallucinatory interview, according to Carya Maharja.