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Toronto 2019 / Special Presentations

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Review: Judy

Review: Judy

A look-at-me-I'm-a-star performance by Renée Zellweger ensures Rupert Goold's Judy Garland biopic crawls over the rainbow in the end  

19/09 | Toronto 2019 | Special Presentations

Review: Dirt Music

Review: Dirt Music

Passions run high in this overly melodramatic story of love, grief and trauma set against the backdrop of the Australian Outback  

18/09 | Toronto 2019 | Special Presentations

Review: Greed

Review: Greed

Michael Winterbottom has made a hilarious film about the dangers of capitalism, utilising his muse Steve Coogan as a retail giant  

18/09 | Toronto 2019 | Special Presentations

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

Olivier Assayas  • Director of Wasp Network

Interview: Olivier Assayas • Director of Wasp Network

“Every single day brought new problems”

VENICE 2019: French director Olivier Assayas sat down to talk to Cineuropa about making Wasp Network, a film based on the Cuban Five, which played in competition  

06/09 | Venice 2019 | Competition

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

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