Category: Film Festivals

AFFF: MY KING (MON ROI) [2015]

Directed by Maïwenn Written by Etienne Comar (screenplay), Maïwenn (screenplay) Starring: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel Much like Lolo, I doubt I’d have seen this film if it were American. The French seem to do romance in a way that doesn’t feel forced,… Continue Reading “AFFF: MY KING (MON ROI) [2015]”

AFFF: THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (Le Tout Nouveau Testament) [2015]

Directed by Jaco Van Dormael Written by Thomas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael Starring: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens A girl, Ea, tells us her story. She knows who God is; in fact, God is her father. He invented Brussels as he… Continue Reading “AFFF: THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (Le Tout Nouveau Testament) [2015]”

The Alliance Française French Film Festival: 2016

One of my favourite times of the year, we are treated to a huge list of French films, spanning across a range of genres. I have already seen Dheepan and Lolo, and tonight I hope to catch White Knights, a story about a fictional… Continue Reading “The Alliance Française French Film Festival: 2016”

AFF: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE [2014]

Originally written for: This is perhaps the first movie where I read article upon article describing a director’s style for months before I was finally able to watch this latest effort at the Adelaide Film Festival. Having read so much about director Roy Andersson,… Continue Reading “AFF: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE [2014]”

AFF: CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (Rak ti Khon Kaen) [2015]

Originally written for: Directed and Written by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Starring: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram I am a life-long insomniac. Sleep is a battle, one that I have fought for as long as I can remember, and both sleeping and dreaming are concepts… Continue Reading “AFF: CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (Rak ti Khon Kaen) [2015]”

AFF: YOUTH [2015]

The closing film for the Adelaide Film Festival was Paolo Sorrentino’s follow-up to his Oscar winning ‘The Great Beauty’. I had a blast during the festival, seeing at least one film each day. Sadly it is over and is a biennial event, so I… Continue Reading “AFF: YOUTH [2015]”

AFF: THE ASSASSIN [2015]

If I were to choose a favourite film of the Adelaide Film Festival, it would have to be The Lobster, which worked for me on multiple levels. But, a close second is definitely this visual masterpiece, a film that needs to be seen to… Continue Reading “AFF: THE ASSASSIN [2015]”

AFF: CARTEL LAND [2015]

The Adelaide Film Fest has been over for a week now but I still have so many films to write about! I must have seen at least twenty films during the ten days the festival ran for, so there is still more to come.… Continue Reading “AFF: CARTEL LAND [2015]”

AFF: THE CLUB (El Club) [2015]

Originally written for: Directed by Pablo Larraín, Written by Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín, Daniel Villalobos Starring: Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Alejandro Sieveking, Gonzalo Valenzuela Unfortunately, child abuse and the Catholic Church go hand in hand, with offenders rarely being punished.… Continue Reading “AFF: THE CLUB (El Club) [2015]”

AFF: TURBO KID [2015]

The AFF is over now but there is much to write about. For a biennial event I think our list of films was quite spectacular, and only a few films that I saw were even remotely conventional. The only bummer is I have to… Continue Reading “AFF: TURBO KID [2015]”

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