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Toronto 2019 / Contemporary World Cinema

Daniel Joseph Borgman  • Director of Resin

Interview: Daniel Joseph Borgman • Director of Resin

“Love without the potential for freedom becomes toxic and, ultimately, destructive”

We chatted to New Zealand-born filmmaker Daniel Joseph Borgman about the secluded, broken paradise depicted in his third feature, Resin  

18/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Resin

Review: Resin

Daniel Joseph Borgman creates an eerie, claustrophobic paradise full of nightmares and folk tales as a 13-year-old hermit is held captive by her own family  

18/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Three Summers

Review: Three Summers

Brazilian Sandra Kogut offers up a dramatic comedy revolving around a domestic cleaner indirectly affected by the famous Operation Car Wash  

17/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Pat Collins  • Director of Henry Glassie: Field Work

Interview: Pat Collins • Director of Henry Glassie: Field Work

“The way we were shooting the film echoed the way Henry worked”

Cineuropa chatted to Irish helmer Pat Collins, whose documentary Henry Glassie: Field Work revolves around the renowned American scholar  

13/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Maria’s Paradise

Review: Maria’s Paradise

Finnish filmmaker Zaida Bergroth proves her versatility with a period drama that suffers from a lacklustre central performance  

13/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Henry Glassie: Field Work

Review: Henry Glassie: Field Work

Veteran Irish helmer Pat Collins’ new documentary favours an observational approach as it paints a unique portrait of the titular American scholar  

13/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Nobadi

Review: Nobadi

Karl Markovics tries to address guilt and remorse in his story about the fateful encounter between a refugee and an Austrian pensioner, but follows patterns that are too familiar to make an impact  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: The Barefoot Emperor

Review: The Barefoot Emperor

The sequel to King of the Belgians is a broad, surrealistic political satire on the current state of Europe, loaded with historical references  

11/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Grímur Hákonarson  • Director of The County

Interview: Grímur Hákonarson • Director of The County

“Corruption is part of this community’s life”

We chatted to Icelandic writer-director Grímur Hákonarson, whose third feature, The County, was presented in Toronto's Contemporary World Cinema section  

11/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: The County

Review: The County

Set in a remote Icelandic village inspired by its real-life counterpart Skagafjörður, Grímur Hákonarson's new feature is the powerful story of a brave woman, and much more besides  

11/09 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema