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Kaleem Aftab


428 articles available in total starting from 01/09/2017. Last article published on 20/10/2020.

My Pure Land is the British entry for the Best Foreign-language Film Oscar

My Pure Land is the British entry for the Best Foreign-language Film Oscar

Nottingham-based filmmaker Sarmad Masud adds a feminist angle to this curry western shot in Pakistan  

19/09/2017 | Oscars 2018 | UK

Annika Berg  • Director

Interview: Annika Berg • Director

“I was looking for anyone who would grab the ball and run with it”

VENICE 2017: We chatted to Annika Berg, whose teen drama Team Hurricane was screened in the International Critics’ Week  

13/09/2017

Beast: On a knife-edge

Beast: On a knife-edge

TORONTO 2017: Michael Pearce’s feature debut is a masterfully directed, multi-layered film that constantly surprises  

13/09/2017 | Toronto 2017 | Platform

The Death of Stalin: Dead man walking

The Death of Stalin: Dead man walking

TORONTO 2017: A sizeable cast and Scottish director Armando Iannucci take a satirical look at the battle to succeed Stalin in the Kremlin  

12/09/2017 | Toronto 2017 | Platform

Team Hurricane: A punk-chick flick

Team Hurricane: A punk-chick flick

VENICE 2017: Annika Berg’s debut film mixes documentary material with highly stylised fiction to give a snapshot of the lives of eight teenage girls  

12/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics’ Week

Beautiful Things: Is there more than meets the eye?

Beautiful Things: Is there more than meets the eye?

VENICE 2017: Giorgio Ferrero and Federico Biasin take a visually and aurally arresting look at the manufacturing process of the goods we find at home  

12/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Biennale College Cinema

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno, dreaming on your own

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno, dreaming on your own

VENICE 2017: Abdellatif Kechiche’s long-awaited follow-up to Palme d’Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour simmers for over three hours in competition at the Venice Film Festival  

08/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Competition

Borg/McEnroe: Enhancing the legend

Borg/McEnroe: Enhancing the legend

TORONTO 2017: Janus Metz moves from documentary to fiction with this account of the rivalry between Björn Borg and John McEnroe that has just opened the Toronto Film Festival  

08/09/2017 | Toronto 2017 | Opening

Loving Pablo: Or are we?

Loving Pablo: Or are we?

VENICE 2017: Fernando León de Aranoa gives us a questionable cinematic take on the life of Pablo Escobar, screening out of competition on the Lido, and starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem  

07/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Out of competition

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Advertising murder and mayhem

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Advertising murder and mayhem

VENICE 2017: Martin McDonagh brings his acerbic wit to a competition berth at Venice, with a film that could easily be a cousin of the Coen brothers’ Fargo  

06/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Competition

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