JOY – Sudabeh Mortezai, wins Best Film Award in Official Competition GIRL – Lukas Dhont, wins Sutherland Award in...
A tender, touching, and painfully beautiful love story, Call Me By Your Name will steal your heart and wreck...
JOY – Sudabeh Mortezai, wins Best Film Award in Official Competition GIRL – Lukas Dhont, wins Sutherland Award in First Feature Competition WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE? – Roberto Minervini, wins Grierson Award in Documentary Competition LASTING MARKS – Charlie Lyne, wins Short Film Award... Read more
An exploration and celebration of female relationships, Lady Bird is a perfect snapshot of a teenage girl’s life. ”Coming of age” movies as they are so-called, appear with consistent regularity, particularly in the run up to awards season. The quality of these – particularly in recent years –... Read more
Matt Damon discovers that “it’s a small world after all”, in this sci-fi comedy which is full of big ideas, but sadly not all of which land. The trailer for Downsizing certainly tried to emphasise how quirky and unique this film was promising to be, and off the bat... Read more
In the shadow of “the happiest place on earth”, life is both a struggle and a wonderland. After the creatively audacious, yet wonderfully freewheeling Tangerine, director Sean Baker now turns his attention to the unexplored underbelly of America; geographically perhaps only a stone’s throw from Orlando’s most famous attraction,... Read more
Lust, love, and lie-detectors in this surprising true story celebrating female superheroes both on and off the pages of comic books. Wonder Woman is hot property once again at the moment, with the recent entry into the DC Extended Universe, starring Gal Gadot as the eponymous heroine, being hailed... Read more
A staggering creative spectacle celebrating the life, work, and death of Vincent van Gogh. A film which is this ambitious in its scope will often have a reputation that precedes it, and indeed it is near impossible to talk to anyone about Loving Vincent without mentioning something along the... Read more
A tender, touching, and painfully beautiful love story, Call Me By Your Name will steal your heart and wreck your emotions. One of the most anticipated films of the festival, Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up to 2015’s A Bigger Splash is an endlessly charming, heart-stoppingly tender, and beautifully executed love story.... Read more
Shades of Spirited Away in this sumptuous Chinese animated film. Whilst Japan, and in particular Studio Ghibli is the big hitter in Asian animation, the Chinese animated films should never be counted out, and Big Fish & Begonia (original title: Da Yu Hai Tang) proves to be every bit... Read more
Bittersweet love story which fails to leave a lasting taste. In 2015’s Brooklyn, Irish born actress Saoirse Ronan was truly magnificent and 2017 sees her star in another romantic drama, this time in On Chesil Beach; an adaptation of the Ian McEwan novella of the same name. At only... Read more
The power of imagination and storytelling, wonderfully realised in this documentary-animation hybrid. It might be a little too early to make a call on the best documentary at this year’s Oscars, but based on this debut film from Aaron & Amanda Kopp, you might just want to put an... Read more
Aidan Gillen plays “that bloke off the telly” in a meandering and meta character study of a struggling actor. With notable appearances in TV shows such as Game of Thrones and The Wire, as well as appearing in 2016’s surprise hit film, Sing Street, Aidan Gillen is becoming more... Read more
A unique take on the “coming of age” genre, Ava is a mesmerising first feature. It would be easy to make parallels with Andrea Arnold’s free-spirited American Honey (2016) and Marielle Heller’s controversial The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), and whilst it is very much cut from the... Read more