Day: 12 April 2018

  • Film Review: Western

    ★★★★★ The expression goes “Home is where the heart is”, but in Valeska Grisebach’s terrific new film Western, home is somewhere to escape from in pursuit of fresh experiences, new opportunities, home is associated with painful memories and familial scars. As in the genre from which the film takes its name, Western takes place in…

    Film Review: Western
  • Interview: Xavier Legrand, dir. Custody

    Xavier Legrand is an actor and director whose Just Before Losing Everything was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. His first feature Custody, a powerful film which explores the anguish and anxiety caused by a violent father, won the Silver Lion at Venice last year. We caught up with Legrand to…

    Interview: Xavier Legrand, dir. Custody
  • Film Review: Custody

    ★★★★☆ In France, a woman dies every two and a half days as a result of domestic violence. Xavier Legrand’s feature debut, Custody, a hard-hitting social drama and winner of the Silver Lion, attempts to raise awareness of this harrowing subject through the powerful medium of cinema. Legrand builds on his Oscar nominated short Just…

    Film Review: Custody
  • Cannes 2018: Palme d’Or lineup announced

    With the lead-up dominated by thinkpieces over Netflix’s exclusion from this year’s Cannes competition lineup, it was something of a relief to finally be able to discuss the film’s that would be vying for the Palme d’Or and Un Certain Regard accolades. With 18 out of a potential 20 Palme d’Or contenders announced, we could perhaps…

    Cannes 2018: Palme d’Or lineup announced

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