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Venice 2012: ‘The Fifth Season’ review

★★★★★ Deep in Belgium’s Ardennes forest, life goes on in a small rustic village as it has done for many years. Seasons come and go, farmers work the land and milk the cows, children play in […]

Interview: Alice Rohrwacher, director of ‘Corpo Celeste’

Corpo Celeste (2011) is the assured debut feature from Italian director Alice Rohrwacher. Centring around a community in urban Italy through the eyes of the adolescent Marta the naturalistic and allegorical film examines this microcosm from […]

Film Review: ‘St George’s Day’

★★☆☆☆ Frank Harper is most well known for appearing in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and The Football Factory (2004), and it’s to cockney gangsters and football hooligans that he turns in his directorial […]

Film Review: ‘Tabu’

★★★★☆ Easily one of the strongest films on display at this year’s icy Berlin Film Festival and a firm contender for best feature of 2012 so far, Portuguese director Miguel Gomes (perhaps best-known on these shores […]

Interview: Miguel Gomes, director of ‘Tabu’

This Friday sees the UK cinema release of Miguel Gomes’ bewitching black and white master-stroke Tabu (2012). We met up with Gomes at the Edinburgh International Film Festival earlier this year to discuss the film and […]