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Flee – LFF 2021 Review

There may be rest now - Amin is an accomplished academic, living with his partner Kasper in Copenhagen, settled with a cat and looking at houses - but director Jonas Poher Rasmussen knows that there is more...
Memoria

Memoria – LFF 2021 Review

Expat florist Jessica wakes to the sudden sound of a mysterious boom. She hears it again walking down the streets of Bogotá, and again having a short rest after visiting her sister Karen in hospital - a...
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Queen of Glory – LFF 2021 Review

PhD candidate Sarah (Mensah) sees her young adult life opening up before her. She’s successful in academia - a place she has forged her own path away from her Ghanian, and very Christian, immigrant family....
Odd Job Men

The Odd-Job Men – LFF 2021 Review

Absurdity and verisimilitude underpin Neus Ballús’ slice of life comedy following three repairmen on a week of assignments across Barcelona. These run the gamut from mundane to just strange enough to be...
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Mass – LFF 2021 Review

As soon as Richard and Linda arrive at a small middle American church, it is painfully obvious that neither they nor the couple they are meeting (Jay and Gail, who have circled the block a few times) will find...
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The Programme – Review

With prison reform and abolition hot - and necessary - topics today, Antony Spina’s short film imagines a coldly efficient worst case scenario. As the United States prison system reaches capacity, an...
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Sad Little Boy – Review

Misery loves company, and this adage holds true in art. While sometimes there is catharsis to be found in a good tragedy, sometimes exploring the ways something or someone can go terribly, irrevocably wrong -...
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The Alleys – LFF 2021 Review

Ali is a small-time hustler, earning commission every time he brings a big spender to a nightclub, and Lana is the daughter of the most respected stylist - and single mother - in east Amman. But this modern...
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I’m Your Man – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2021 as part of our Berlinale coverage. Cuneiform expert Alma works at Berlin’s prestigious Pergamon Museum, but like most academics she needs that last bit of...
Wildland

Wildland – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. The titular Wildland evoked by Jeanette Nordahl’s feature is both the expansive Danish scenery and the inner workings...