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Mosquito - by João Nuno Pinto - The opening film of this year’s IFFR, by Portugal's João Nuno Pinto, borrows Kurtz’s final words in Heart of Darkness and delves right into the horror… the horror…
Mosquito
by João Nuno Pinto
The opening film of this year’s IFFR, by Portugal's João Nuno Pinto, borrows Kurtz’s final words in Heart of Darkness and delves right into the horror… the horror…
Figli - by Giuseppe Bonito - The last film written by Mattia Torre is a bittersweet comedy on what it is to be a parent in Italy today, a highly intelligent and original work starring Valerio Mastandrea and Paola Cortellesi
Figli
by Giuseppe Bonito
The last film written by Mattia Torre is a bittersweet comedy on what it is to be a parent in Italy today, a highly intelligent and original work starring Valerio Mastandrea and Paola Cortellesi
Asymmetry - by Masa Neskovic - In her feature film debut, Belgrade director Maša Nešković recounts three moments in a couple’s story, whose destiny is reflective of Serbian society itself
Asymmetry
by Masa Neskovic
In her feature film debut, Belgrade director Maša Nešković recounts three moments in a couple’s story, whose destiny is reflective of Serbian society itself
The Breitner Commando - by Abdel Raouf Dafri - Intense violence, cruelty, ideals and betrayals run rife in screenwriter-cum-director Abdel Raouf Dafri’s first feature film, which follows a commando on a mission at the height of the Algerian War
The Breitner Commando
by Abdel Raouf Dafri
Intense violence, cruelty, ideals and betrayals run rife in screenwriter-cum-director Abdel Raouf Dafri’s first feature film, which follows a commando on a mission at the height of the Algerian War
Tench - by Patrice Toye - Patrice Toye dares to tackle the topic of paedophilia head on, charting the inner conflict of a young man fighting his deepest, darkest thoughts
Tench
by Patrice Toye
Patrice Toye dares to tackle the topic of paedophilia head on, charting the inner conflict of a young man fighting his deepest, darkest thoughts
Light from the Chocolate Factory - by Dag Johan Haugerud - Norwegian director Dag Johan Haugerud channels Éric Rohmer and the French New Wave in this excellent comedy of morals and music
Light from the Chocolate Factory
by Dag Johan Haugerud
Norwegian director Dag Johan Haugerud channels Éric Rohmer and the French New Wave in this excellent comedy of morals and music
Marek Edelman... And There Was Love in the Ghetto - by Jolanta Dylewska - This subtle and moving documentary about romance in the Warsaw Ghetto, as told by a witness and recorded by Jolanta Dylewska, has been screened at Trieste
Marek Edelman... And There Was Love in the Ghetto
by Jolanta Dylewska
This subtle and moving documentary about romance in the Warsaw Ghetto, as told by a witness and recorded by Jolanta Dylewska, has been screened at Trieste
Adoration - by Fabrice du Welz - Fabrice du Welz concludes his Ardennes-based trilogy with the tale of two innocent and pure-hearted youngsters, Paul and Gloria, as they make a break for freedom
Adoration
by Fabrice du Welz
Fabrice du Welz concludes his Ardennes-based trilogy with the tale of two innocent and pure-hearted youngsters, Paul and Gloria, as they make a break for freedom

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Film Reviews

The Weeping Woman - by Jayro Bustamante - VENICE 2019: In his third feature, presented in Giornate degli Autori, Jayro Bustamante tells the story of the Guatemalan genocide using the codes of the ghost movie
The Weeping Woman
by Jayro Bustamante
VENICE 2019: In his third feature, presented in Giornate degli Autori, Jayro Bustamante tells the story of the Guatemalan genocide using the codes of the ghost movie
1917 - by Sam Mendes - Director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins have created a stunning continuous-shot dash into enemy territory during World War I
1917
by Sam Mendes
Director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins have created a stunning continuous-shot dash into enemy territory during World War I
Les Misérables - by Ladj LY - CANNES 2019: With his first fiction feature, Ladj Ly paints an intense and impactful portrait of the relations between police and young people in the Paris suburbs
Les Misérables
by Ladj LY
CANNES 2019: With his first fiction feature, Ladj Ly paints an intense and impactful portrait of the relations between police and young people in the Paris suburbs
The Personal History of David Copperfield - by Armando Iannucci - Armando Iannucci surprises with this remarkably madcap adaptation of the much-loved Charles Dickens novel
The Personal History of David Copperfield
by Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci surprises with this remarkably madcap adaptation of the much-loved Charles Dickens novel
Alice and the Mayor - by Nicolas Pariser - CANNES 2019: Nicolas Pariser delivers a very clever and quirky political comedy, with brilliant performances from Fabrice Luchini and Anaïs Demoustier
Alice and the Mayor
by Nicolas Pariser
CANNES 2019: Nicolas Pariser delivers a very clever and quirky political comedy, with brilliant performances from Fabrice Luchini and Anaïs Demoustier
The Wild Goose Lake - by Diao Yinan - CANNES 2019: Co-produced by France, the new film noir by Chinese director Diao Yinan, who triumphed at the Berlinale 2014 with Black Coal, Thin Ice, is a work of stunning virtuosity
The Wild Goose Lake
by Diao Yinan
CANNES 2019: Co-produced by France, the new film noir by Chinese director Diao Yinan, who triumphed at the Berlinale 2014 with Black Coal, Thin Ice, is a work of stunning virtuosity
Proxima - by Alice Winocour - France’s Alice Winocour puts her name to an original and very well-executed film on space exploration, painting a portrait of a female astronaut and her daughter
Proxima
by Alice Winocour
France’s Alice Winocour puts her name to an original and very well-executed film on space exploration, painting a portrait of a female astronaut and her daughter
Pain & Glory - by Pedro Almodóvar - This 21st film by Pedro Almodóvar exudes the intense emotions that have shaped his life, and features Antonio Banderas as the mirror-image of the director behind Talk To Her and All About My Mother
Pain & Glory
by Pedro Almodóvar
This 21st film by Pedro Almodóvar exudes the intense emotions that have shaped his life, and features Antonio Banderas as the mirror-image of the director behind Talk To Her and All About My Mother
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