Notturno

Notturno – LFF 2020 Review

In one of the first scenes of Notturno we see a distraught mother mourning her lost son. She is stood wailing in a largely barren room, reliving his torture, reigniting her own pain. Her cries bounce off the...
If It Were Love

If It Were Love – LFF 2020 Review

If It Were Love is a hypnotic illustration of life, art and how the two fold into one another. The documentary follows 15 young dancers rehearsing and performing a movement piece. The performances is an ode to...
Herself

Herself – LFF 2020 Review

Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself is a heartfelt tear-jerker that manages to reckon with the violence of a system that tries to quantify someone’s humanity. The story centres on Sandra, who is living in cramped,...
The Disciples

The Disciple – LFF 2020 Review

Early on in Chaitanaye Tamhane’s The Disciple, someone declares that Indian classical music is “an eternal quest.” Our protagonist, Sharad (Aditya Modak), is on this quest, both wrestling with and...
Monsoon

Monsoon – Review

Reconnecting with your childhood home is an emotionally turbulent experience, but all of these feelings within Hong Khaou’s Monsoon are expressed in moments of profound quiet. The first half-hour of the film...
Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth – Review

In 1991, eight intrepid volunteers ventured into the infamous "Biosphere 2". Spaceship Earth opens with footage from this moment: a cacophony of noise, cheers and waves are freely exchanged. These people are...