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Toronto 2018 / Contemporary World Cinema

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Review: The Vice of Hope

Review: The Vice of Hope

TORONTO 2018: Neapolitan director Edoardo de Angelis has premiered his new drama about surrogacy, prostitution and human trafficking in the world of the Camorra  

24/09 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

Baldvin Z  • Director

Interview: Baldvin Z • Director

“I realised that there was a whole world in Iceland that I didn’t know about”

TORONTO 2018: We sat down with Icelandic director Baldvin Z to get some inside information on his latest feature, the bleak and emotive Let Me Fall  

21/09 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Rosie

Review: Rosie

TORONTO 2018: Irish director Paddy Breathnach takes aim at the homelessness crisis in Ireland in his new drama  

20/09 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: The Factory

Review: The Factory

TORONTO 2018: Russian helmer Yuri Bykov once again deals with corruption in his homeland in a social drama that blends thriller and action-packed heist elements within a claustrophobic environment  

20/09 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Look at Me

Review: Look at Me

TORONTO 2018: Tunisian filmmaker Nejib Belkadhi directs a family drama about the process of rebuilding a relationship between a father and his autistic son  

19/09 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: The Most Beautiful Couple

Review: The Most Beautiful Couple

German filmmaker Sven Taddicken directs a dramatic thriller about a sexual assault, leading a couple to walk a tightrope between justice and revenge  

14/09 | Arras 2018 | Competition

Koen Mortier  • Director

Interview: Koen Mortier • Director

Angel is about love and death, hope and despair”

TORONTO 2018: We chatted to Flemish filmmaker Koen Mortier, who returns to Toronto with his third feature, Angel, starring Vincent Rottiers and Fatou N'Diaye  

14/09 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Core of the World

Review: Core of the World

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Bordering on magical realism, Natalia Meshchaninova’s new film is a naturally engaging portrait of an unconventional hero, played masterfully by Stepan Devonin  

13/09 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Stupid Young Heart

Review: Stupid Young Heart

TORONTO 2018: Finnish filmmaker Selma Vilhunen delivers a well-crafted teenage drama that aims to address both the social aspect of teenage pregnancy and the rise of the far right in Europe  

12/09 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Retrospekt

Review: Retrospekt

TORONTO 2018: Dutch director Esther Rots delivers a fragmented, elliptical fairy tale set in the present day, about a hurting heroine who must survive looking back on a traumatic event  

11/09 | Toronto 2018 | Contemporary World Cinema

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