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Day: 6 March 2012


Special Feature: First Light Awards 2012

Supported by nurturing elders in schools, film clubs and even local therapy groups, directors and producers as young as eight were celebrated at the annual First Light Awards this week. A red carpet and dash of celebrity judges and presenters including Naomie Harris, Dexter Fletcher, Ralf Little and […]


DVD Review: ‘Chung Kuo China’

★★★★☆ It’s hard to believe with today’s press freedom, even within former Communist countries, the stir Michelangelo Antonioni’s documentary Chung Kuo China (1972) caused upon its initial release. In a country still under the crimson shadow of dictator Chairman Mao, it was at the time considered quite a […]

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DVD Review: ‘Tomboy’

★★★★☆ One of last year’s hidden gems and BAFTA longlisted for Best Film Not in the English Language, Céline Sciamma’s second feature Tomboy (2011) is a charming, bittersweet tale placed within the formative years of childhood. The child in this case is Laure (Zoé Héran), a 10-year-old French […]