Film reviews and more

Day: 16 October 2016

Warsaw 2016: Award winners and roundup

This year’s Warsaw Film Festival offered the chance to catch up on missed gems from other festivals and check out several world and European premieres. The highlight of the International Competition was Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s challenging drama […]

Warsaw 2016: It’s Not the Time of My Life review

★★★★★ Winner of the best film award at Karlovy Vary and given its second berth at the Warsaw Film Festival, Szabolcs Hadju’s It’s Not the Time of My Life is an engrossing, poignant and often very […]

Warsaw 2016: Icaros: A Vision review

★★★★☆ On the heels of Embrace of the Serpent comes another tale of spiritual purification in the Amazon, but one told in a very different manner. Set in present-day Peru in the same town as Herzog’s […]

Warsaw 2016: Clair Obscur review

★★★★☆ Echoing the work of Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan as well as recent Oscar nominee Mustang, Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s complex drama Clair Obscur tactfully explores female liberty in a modern-day Turkey torn between its secular and […]