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Sundance 2019 / World Cinema Dramatic Competition

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Shola Amoo  • Director of The Last Tree

Interview: Shola Amoo • Director of The Last Tree

"We are all in a heightened state of awareness about what it means to be British"

The semi-autobiographical tale The Last Tree sees Shola Amoo explore double consciousness and dual identities in Lincolnshire, London and Lagos  

07/02 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: The Last Tree

Review: The Last Tree

Shola Amoo’s semi-autobiographical tale essays the growing pains of a young black man in modern Britain  

06/02 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Johannes Nyholm  • Director of Koko-di, Koko-da

Interview: Johannes Nyholm • Director of Koko-di, Koko-da

“People get shocked and moved, and many just sit there in their seats after the ending”

With his second feature, Koko-di, Koko-da, Johannes Nyholm explores grief and claustrophobia with the help of a nursery rhyme in a truly nightmarish setting  

05/02 | Göteborg 2019

May el-Toukhy  • Director of Queen of Hearts

Interview: May el-Toukhy • Director of Queen of Hearts

“It becomes hard to define what is wrong and what is right here”

We chatted to May el-Toukhy, the director and co-writer of Queen of Hearts, which scooped awards at the Göteborg and Sundance Film Festivals  

05/02 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Jacek Borcuch  • Director of Dolce Fine Giornata

Interview: Jacek Borcuch • Director of Dolce Fine Giornata

“I wanted Maria to be a metaphor for a Europe that is slowly cracking and falling apart”

We caught up with Polish director Jacek Borcuch to talk about his new film, Dolce Fine Giornata, after its premiere at Sundance  

01/02 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: Monos

Review: Monos

Colombian auteur Alejandro Landes has returned after an eight-year hiatus with a film that oozes pure adrenaline and excellent technique  

01/02 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: Queen of Hearts

Review: Queen of Hearts

Trine Dyrholm stuns in May el-Toukhy’s bold, pleasantly titillating drama, screening at both Rotterdam and Sundance  

30/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Big Screen Competition

Review: Dolce Fine Giornata

Review: Dolce Fine Giornata

Sundance regular Jacek Borcuch comes back to Park City with an alluring film, yet one that is loaded with profound questions about European identity  

29/01 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: Divine Love

Review: Divine Love

Gabriel Mascaro unveils an astonishing film that mixes daring visual moments with a dystopian world where faith dominates  

28/01 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: Koko-di Koko-da

Review: Koko-di Koko-da

Johannes Nyholm delves into a repeating nightmare that sits somewhere between psychological realism and a horrific fairy tale  

26/01 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

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