Tag: @AdlFilmFest

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: THE WITCH [2015]

Directed and Written by Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw I feel like I can’t come up with the right words to describe this incredible movie, but I’ll try. The lingering atmosphere is executed very well from the beginning,…

HIGHLY STRUNG [2015]

Directed by Scott Hicks Written by Scott Hicks Highly Strung takes a deep dive into the world of stringed instruments, those who play them, and those who put all their effort in creating them – know as luthiers. From Adelaide to New York to…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

AFF: THE LOBSTER [2015]

Running from October 15-25, the Adelaide Film Festival motors onto its third day, while the program and tickets can be purchased here Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou Starring: Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Jacqueline Abrahams,…

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