Film Reviews

Everything's Gonna Be Alright - by Francesco Bruni - In the fourth film helmed by Francesco Bruni, also the closing title of the 15th Rome Film Fest, the director depicts his illness with humour and confidence, buoyed by an excellent Kim Rossi Stuart
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
by Francesco Bruni
In the fourth film helmed by Francesco Bruni, also the closing title of the 15th Rome Film Fest, the director depicts his illness with humour and confidence, buoyed by an excellent Kim Rossi Stuart
DNA - by Maïwenn - Maïwenn returns to her roots by transferring the abundant energy which flows through her films into an intimate, accurate and moving work about grief, family and the transmission of Algerian heritage
DNA
by Maïwenn
Maïwenn returns to her roots by transferring the abundant energy which flows through her films into an intimate, accurate and moving work about grief, family and the transmission of Algerian heritage
The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo - by Javier Polo - Despite the fact that John Waters and Divine make an appearance, Javier Polo has not made the filthiest film in the world; rather, this outlandish pop flick shimmers with joy and (rose-tinted) colour
The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo
by Javier Polo
Despite the fact that John Waters and Divine make an appearance, Javier Polo has not made the filthiest film in the world; rather, this outlandish pop flick shimmers with joy and (rose-tinted) colour
My Best Part - by Nicolas Maury - Nicolas Maury moves into film direction with panache, delivering a melancholy comedy that’s both funny and moving about an anxious, jealous actor struggling with his uniqueness and discontentment
My Best Part
by Nicolas Maury
Nicolas Maury moves into film direction with panache, delivering a melancholy comedy that’s both funny and moving about an anxious, jealous actor struggling with his uniqueness and discontentment
After Love - by Aleem Khan - Aleem Khan's excellent debut offers a new perspective on the British Muslim culture clash story
After Love
by Aleem Khan
Aleem Khan's excellent debut offers a new perspective on the British Muslim culture clash story
February - by Kamen Kalev - Bulgaria's Kamen Kalev plunges into timelessness and explores the union between man and the earth through a fascinating and austere environmental film, recipient of the Cannes 2020 label
February
by Kamen Kalev
Bulgaria's Kamen Kalev plunges into timelessness and explores the union between man and the earth through a fascinating and austere environmental film, recipient of the Cannes 2020 label
My Little Sister - by Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond - BERLINALE 2020: For Nina Hoss’s frustrated playwright in Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond’s film, something is rotten in the state of Switzerland
My Little Sister
by Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond
BERLINALE 2020: For Nina Hoss’s frustrated playwright in Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond’s film, something is rotten in the state of Switzerland
And Tomorrow the Entire World - by Julia von Heinz - VENICE 2020: Julia von Heinz mines her own past as an anti-fascist activist in this fictional drama asking whether the best way to fight violence is through retaliatory violence
And Tomorrow the Entire World
by Julia von Heinz
VENICE 2020: Julia von Heinz mines her own past as an anti-fascist activist in this fictional drama asking whether the best way to fight violence is through retaliatory violence
Isabel Coixet • Director of It Snows in Benidorm

Interview: Isabel Coixet • Director of It Snows in Benidorm

"It’s never too late to get passionate about things"

Isabel Coixet opened the Seminci in Valladolid with It Snows in Benidorm, her latest film, produced by the Almodóvar brothers, which unfolds in the titular tourist hotspot on the east coast of Spain  

28/10 | Seminci 2020

Unorthodox director Maria Schrader readying I’m Your Man

Unorthodox director Maria Schrader readying I’m Your Man

The romantic comedy, starring Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens, will focus on the relationship between a woman and a humanoid robot  

28/10 | Production | Funding | Germany

Review: Children

Review: Children

Israeli filmmaker Ada Ushpiz's documentary immerses us in the intimate worlds of Palestinian children through a story of youths locked up in Israeli prisons  

28/10 | DOK Leipzig 2020

Detlev Buck working on an adaptation of Thomas Mann’s Confessions of Felix Krull

Detlev Buck working on an adaptation of Thomas Mann’s Confessions of Felix Krull

The film will star Jannis Niewöhner, Liv Lisa Fries and David Kross  

27/10 | Production | Funding | Germany

Independent distributors claim their cultural role as publishers at Europa Distribution’s panel at MIA

Independent distributors claim their cultural role as publishers at Europa Distribution’s panel at MIA

Members of the association took this opportunity to discuss their situations and look for the best routes to navigate in these uncertain times  

27/10 | MIA 2020

Marek Bień • Distributor, Gutek Film

Interview: Marek Bień • Distributor, Gutek Film

“Poland needs a cinema recovery plan to compensate for box-office losses”

Marek Bień, distributor at Gutek Film, tells us about the situation of the Polish distribution market during the Covid challenge  

27/10 | /Poland

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