Film reviews and more

Day: 22 March 2013

Special Feature: ‘Directory of World Cinema: France’

The Intellect Directory series have consistently been at the forefront of scholarly movie cataloguing. From the oriental marvels of Japan to the war-torn potency of Russia, the collections have never failed in their conciseness, creativity and coherency. Real, professional essayists reporting on hyper-specific topics only they have the qualifications to confidently dissect. Each addition to date, including their most […]

Under the Radar: ‘Coming Forth by Day’ review

★★★★☆ The assured feature debut of Egyptian-born director Hala Lotfy, Coming Forth by Day (Al-khoroug lel-nahar, 2012) follows a meandering 24 hours in the life of a thirty-something Cairo inhabitant. Following a world premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (where it scooped an award), Lotfy’s film made its European bow at the 63rd Berlinale earlier this year. Always […]