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Day: 3 August 2017

Locarno 2017: Winter Brothers review

★★★☆☆ Premiering at this year’s 70th Locarno International Film Festival, Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmason’s debut film Winter Brothers is a bold, chilly, dark work with occasional glints of humour, like the sparks that fly of the […]

Locarno 2017: Freedom review

★★☆☆☆ Jan Speckenbach’s second film Freedom feels as trapped by its portentous one-word title – there’s a quote about the River Lethe at the beginning as well – as its protagonist Nora (Johanna Wokalek) is trapped […]