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Toronto 2019 / Special Presentations

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Review: Ordinary Love

Review: Ordinary Love

Directorial duo Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s gentle look at a love that runs deeper than illness ultimately feels slight  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Special Presentations

Review: Hope Gap

Review: Hope Gap

Despite some likeable performances, this light-hearted drama about a marriage breaking up late in life feels contrived  

10/09 | Toronto 2019 | Special Presentations

Review: Military Wives

Review: Military Wives

Peter Cattaneo’s dramatisation of a true story pleasantly hits familiar notes  

09/09 | Toronto 2019 | Special Presentations

Václav Marhoul • Director of The Painted Bird

Interview: Václav Marhoul • Director of The Painted Bird

“During these 11 years, I’ve had the best producer in the world: Václav Marhoul”

VENICE 2019: We chatted to Czech director Václav Marhoul about his gutsy and divisive competition entry, The Painted Bird  

06/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: The Painted Bird

Review: The Painted Bird

VENICE 2019: Václav Marhoul's audaciously arty account of a suffering World War II boy walks a constant fine line between the sublime and the ridiculous  

04/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Katrin Gebbe • Director of Pelican Blood

Interview: Katrin Gebbe • Director of Pelican Blood

“I am interested in people on the fringes of society, and I like to dig deeper into why they ended up like this”

VENICE 2019: We chatted to German writer-director Katrin Gebbe about her second feature, Pelican Blood, which opened the Orizzonti competition  

04/09 | Venice 2019 | Orizzonti

Review: Wasp Network

Review: Wasp Network

VENICE 2019: An all-star cast travels from Cuba to Florida, but they can't stop Olivier Assayas from getting lost in this spy drama  

03/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: Pelican Blood

Review: Pelican Blood

VENICE 2019: The opening-night film of the Orizzonti section, directed by Katrin Gebbe, unfortunately falls before the final hurdle  

31/08 | Venice 2019 | Orizzonti

Hirokazu Kore-eda  • Director of The Truth

Interview: Hirokazu Kore-eda • Director of The Truth

“There is always some loneliness that comes with success”

VENICE 2019: Cineuropa met up with acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, who left his home country for musings on family and fame in The Truth  

30/08 | Venice 2019 | Competition

Review: The Truth

Review: The Truth

VENICE 2019: With this year’s opening film, Hirokazu Kore-eda proves he is good enough to survive a shoot in another language, but not good enough to avoid every piece of clunky dialogue  

29/08 | Venice 2019 | Competition

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