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Day: 13 October 2011

LFF 2011: ‘Terraferma’

★★☆☆☆ Every European country seems convinced that it is an especial victim of illegal immigration. The UK sees itself as a soft touch, as do Germany and France. For Italy, the geographical proximity to Northern Africa and a long coastline […]

BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘Abu, Son of Adam’

★★☆☆☆ The yearly Muslim Hajj (the holy pilgrimage to Mecca) remains one of the most incredible feats of faith and endurance in human history, which makes it all the more baffling that Salim Ahamed’s directorial debut Abu, Son of Adam […]

BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘Asshole’ (‘Gandu’)

★★★☆☆ Described by its director Kaushik Mukherjee (Q) as a ‘rap musical’ and starring Anubrata Basu and Joyraj Bhattacharjee, Bengali film Asshole (Gandu, 2011) is perhaps the most controversial – and arguably the bravest – selection made by this year’s […]