Film Reviews

Rifkin's Festival - by Woody Allen - Woody Allen heads to San Sebastián, bringing with him his passion for travel, his neuroses and his love of (classic) film - a fantastical escape route which saves him from personal catastrophes
Rifkin's Festival
by Woody Allen
Woody Allen heads to San Sebastián, bringing with him his passion for travel, his neuroses and his love of (classic) film - a fantastical escape route which saves him from personal catastrophes
Lift Like a Girl - by Mayye Zayed - Mayye Zayed’s debut feature-length documentary centres on young women with dreams of becoming weightlifting champions
Lift Like a Girl
by Mayye Zayed
Mayye Zayed’s debut feature-length documentary centres on young women with dreams of becoming weightlifting champions
Downstream to Kinshasa - by Dieudo Hamadi - Dieudo Hamadi follows skilfully and respectfully in the footsteps of a group of survivors devastated by war and demanding reparations, in a documentary awarded the Cannes 2020 Official Selection Label
Downstream to Kinshasa
by Dieudo Hamadi
Dieudo Hamadi follows skilfully and respectfully in the footsteps of a group of survivors devastated by war and demanding reparations, in a documentary awarded the Cannes 2020 Official Selection Label
Monday - by Argyris Papadimitropoulos - Storming performances from Denise Gough and Sebastian Stan are at the heart of Argyris Papadimitropoulos's exhilarating Greek romance
Monday
by Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Storming performances from Denise Gough and Sebastian Stan are at the heart of Argyris Papadimitropoulos's exhilarating Greek romance
My Donkey, My Lover & I - by Caroline Vignal - Laure Calamy and Patrick the donkey steal the show in Caroline Vignal's funny and original comedy, a work awarded the Cannes Official Selection Label and which is soon to hit cinemas in France
My Donkey, My Lover & I
by Caroline Vignal
Laure Calamy and Patrick the donkey steal the show in Caroline Vignal's funny and original comedy, a work awarded the Cannes Official Selection Label and which is soon to hit cinemas in France
Transforming Tomorrow - by Dino Mustafic - In his AJB DOC prize-winning film, Bosnian director Dino Mustafić reveals how steel giant ArcelorMittal is supported by the local government in its illegal and environmentally hazardous operations
Transforming Tomorrow
by Dino Mustafic
In his AJB DOC prize-winning film, Bosnian director Dino Mustafić reveals how steel giant ArcelorMittal is supported by the local government in its illegal and environmentally hazardous operations
Spring Blossom - by Suzanne Lindon - Suzanne Lindon’s feature debut is a very refreshing film, packed with references yet original, about a Parisian teenager’s awakening to love
Spring Blossom
by Suzanne Lindon
Suzanne Lindon’s feature debut is a very refreshing film, packed with references yet original, about a Parisian teenager’s awakening to love
The Monopoly of Violence - by David Dufresne - David Dufresne delivers a powerful documentary dissecting the current philosophy behind law enforcement and questioning the legitimacy of the disproportionate use of violence
The Monopoly of Violence
by David Dufresne
David Dufresne delivers a powerful documentary dissecting the current philosophy behind law enforcement and questioning the legitimacy of the disproportionate use of violence
French sales agents ride high in Toronto in virtual fashion

French sales agents ride high in Toronto in virtual fashion

New projects and sales deals have notably been struck by Pathé International, StudioCanal, mk2 Films, Kinology, Charades, Memento, Playtime, Indie Sales, Luxbox and Pulsar Content  

18/09 | Toronto 2020

Florian Hoffmann is preparing Stille Post

Florian Hoffmann is preparing Stille Post

The drama will centre on a Berlin schoolteacher of Kurdish origins  

18/09 | Production | Funding | Germany

Odesa focuses on Ukrainian films and introduces its Visions programme

Odesa focuses on Ukrainian films and introduces its Visions programme

The 11th edition of the leading Ukrainian gathering will feature seven national titles, while films with a distinctive visual narrative are being selected for the new section  

18/09 | Odesa 2020

Nacho Álvarez • Director of My Heart Goes Boom!

Interview: Nacho Álvarez • Director of My Heart Goes Boom!

"This film is an homage to the Italian diva"

Uruguay’s Nacho Álvarez makes his directorial debut with My Heart Goes Boom!, a musical produced by Spain and Italy, featuring the popular hits of pop star Raffaella Carrà  

18/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | RTVE Screenings

The European Film Factory: Film Education 2.0

The European Film Factory: Film Education 2.0

Ten European heritage films are available online, free of charge and in eight languages for students aged 11 - 18 years and for teachers in all member countries of Creative Europe  

18/09 | Europe

Review: Rifkin’s Festival

Review: Rifkin’s Festival

Woody Allen heads to San Sebastián, bringing with him his passion for travel, his neuroses and his love of (classic) film - a fantastical escape route which saves him from personal catastrophes  

18/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Out of Competition

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Love Affair(s) - by Emmanuel Mouret - CANNES 2020: Emmanuel Mouret trials and skilfully succeeds at a new recipe for decrypting the complexity of the love choices we make, a very subtle exploration awarded the Official Selection Label
Love Affair(s)
by Emmanuel Mouret
CANNES 2020: Emmanuel Mouret trials and skilfully succeeds at a new recipe for decrypting the complexity of the love choices we make, a very subtle exploration awarded the Official Selection Label
My Best Part - by Nicolas Maury - Nicolas Maury moves into film direction with panache, delivering a melancholy comedy that’s both funny and moving about an anxious, jealous actor struggling with his uniqueness and discontentment
My Best Part
by Nicolas Maury
Nicolas Maury moves into film direction with panache, delivering a melancholy comedy that’s both funny and moving about an anxious, jealous actor struggling with his uniqueness and discontentment
Ghosts - by Azra Deniz Okyay - VENICE 2020: Turkish director Azra Deniz Okyay breaks out with an excellent debut film featuring a cross-cutting narrative, a deserving winner of the International Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize
Ghosts
by Azra Deniz Okyay
VENICE 2020: Turkish director Azra Deniz Okyay breaks out with an excellent debut film featuring a cross-cutting narrative, a deserving winner of the International Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize
A Good Man - by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar - Touching on a very delicate subject, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar explore with great empathy the desire for children of a trans man incredibly played by Noémie Merlant
A Good Man
by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
Touching on a very delicate subject, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar explore with great empathy the desire for children of a trans man incredibly played by Noémie Merlant
Notturno - by Gianfranco Rosi - VENICE 2020: The most meticulous of cinematic artists, Gianfranco Rosi, takes an intricate, compassionate and poetic look at daily life along the Middle Eastern front line
Notturno
by Gianfranco Rosi
VENICE 2020: The most meticulous of cinematic artists, Gianfranco Rosi, takes an intricate, compassionate and poetic look at daily life along the Middle Eastern front line
Shorta - by Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid - VENICE 2020: Frederik Louis Hviid and Anders Ølholm offer up a rock-hard Danish crime story with social commentary to match, taking few prisoners and showing minimal mercy
Shorta
by Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid
VENICE 2020: Frederik Louis Hviid and Anders Ølholm offer up a rock-hard Danish crime story with social commentary to match, taking few prisoners and showing minimal mercy
New Order - by Michel Franco - VENICE 2020: Michel Franco makes an audacious, unremitting and brutal critique of inequality and its relationship to violence
New Order
by Michel Franco
VENICE 2020: Michel Franco makes an audacious, unremitting and brutal critique of inequality and its relationship to violence
Pieces of a Woman - by Kornél Mundruczó - VENICE 2020: Kornél Mundruczó's new film is a decent character study, and its strength mainly stems from the performances of the three great leads
Pieces of a Woman
by Kornél Mundruczó
VENICE 2020: Kornél Mundruczó's new film is a decent character study, and its strength mainly stems from the performances of the three great leads
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