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Nous – Berlinale 2021 Review

Alice Diop’s latest documentary captures life in the Paris suburbs, meandering between characters, vignettes, and geographies of the city with inquisitiveness but without interrogation. The wildlife-watching...
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The Fam – Berlinale 2021 Review

The teenagers passing through this Swiss halfway home have suffered various traumas and losses, but their ebullience and irrepressible vitality as they share secrets and gleefully antagonise each other are...
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Tabija – Berlinale 2021 Review

Faruk is stuck. The teenager’s family lives among Sarajevo’s poorest, and he strikes out with older family members’ semi-legal dealings in an attempt to inject some excitement, if not escape, into his...
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Ste. Anne – Berlinale 2021 Review

Rhayne Vermette’s feature is deeply embedded in family and place. The director plays Renée, a woman returning to her rural family home in the Métis Nation, and the community welcomes her back with lively...
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I Care a Lot – Review

Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) wants everyone – sworn on God before the court – to know her heart is gold. Polished, honeyed phrases say all the right things: she is worried about her elderly charges, she...
All The Dead Ones

All the Dead Ones – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. Brazil, 1899. Slavery has been abolished for 11 years. The women of the Soares family find their old...
Uppercase Print

Uppercase Print – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. Hybrid documentaries often use their newly-filmed footage to advance narrative drama in the absence of its...
20th Century

The Twentieth Century – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. As the title suggests, The Twentieth Century opens at the close of the previous one. A young elite is groomed and ready...