Saturday, September 5, 2015 ·

    HELLIONS revels in classic tropes from the golden age of slasher horror, writes Chloë Casper.


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    Saturday, September 5, 2015 ·

    A laugh a minute it ain’t, but Carolina Hellsgård’s film Wanja is a gripping watch, writes Garry Pope.


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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

    Jim Moore reviews Czech classic CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS.

    Closely Observed Trains

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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

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

    Letter from an Unknown Woman

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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

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

    Welcome To Leith

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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

    “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.”

    Face of the Devil

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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

    Forget mid-western tumbleweed or the dusty horizons of southern Italy – DARKNESS trucks the violent western to the green fields of Ireland.

    Darkness On The Edge Of Town

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    Thursday, September 3, 2015 ·

    Faye Gentile interviews Daniel Fawcett artist and director behind SPLENDOR SOLIS

    Splendor Solis – Interview with Daniel Fawcett

Friday, March 13, 2015

Who Killed Bambi?

The Manchester Cornerhouse’s Viva festival kicked off with Quién Mató a Bambi? – a Spanish crisis comedy directed by Santi Amodeo.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

It Only Happens in the Movies?

“A uniquely cinematic response to the necessary illusions that sustain everyday life…” More from Noel Megahey at this year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Getting Started In Directing: Top Ten Tips

“Studying film opens your eyes to things you wouldn’t otherwise see. Keep creating – that’s your film school.” Wise words from Watersprite’s GETTING STARTED IN DIRECTING.

flamank feature
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bob & Co: Setting Up A Company

Edd Elliott hears Simon Flamank of Bob&Co’s insights on Setting Up A Company.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Interview with Orlando Von Einsiedel

Orlando Von Einsiedel, director of Oscar nominee VIRUNGA talks to Faye Gentile at The Watersprite Film Festival.

diversity feature
Monday, March 9, 2015

Still “Male, pale and stale?”

Hannah Clarkson surveys Watersprite talk “Male, Pale and Stale?” with Jessica Raine, Krishnendu Majumdar and Danny Lee Wynter.

gutes recht feature
Sunday, March 8, 2015

Wrought: Dusk Screenings

Morality and responsibility intersect in Sunday’s Dusk screenings at The Watersprite Film Festival. Reviewed by Hannah Clarkson.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Woes and Wrong Doings: Watersprite Dusk Screenings

Hannah Clarkson reviews Watersprite’s Dusk Screenings: Woes & Wrong Doings.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Watersprite Dusk Screenings

Animation and revelation: prominent themes across Watersprite 2015, but particularly so for “Dusk Screenings: Weaving New Threads”.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Watersprite Afternoon Screenings

Watersprite’s Sunday afternoon “Wild Things” screenings bring together the weirdest and most wonderful from Germany, New Zealand and Spain.