EIFF 2012: ‘Young Dudes’ review

★☆☆☆☆ Yin-jung Chen’s Young Dudes (2012) is a Taiwanese comedy drama set against a dark, post-apocalyptic backdrop. However, despite being perfectly pitched for an open-minded film festival audience, this high concept sci-fi infused piece of surrealist cinema confounds far more than it intrigues.Aspiring rock musician Adam (Wang Po-Chieh) is obsessed Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Silent Souls’

★★★★☆ Aleksei Fedorchenko bewitches and beguiles with his lyrical meditation on the passage of time, the festival favourite Silent Souls (Ovsyanki, 2010). Lonesome middle-aged man Aist (Igor Sergeev) is called up by his boss, Miron (Yuriy Tsurilo), whose wife Tanya (Yuliya Aug) has just died, asking him to help give Continue Reading