Petite Maman

Petite Maman – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2021 as part of our Berlinale coverage. Céline Sciamma has always excelled at bringing magic to the screen – even more so in her latest feature Petite Maman...
Schwesterlein

My Little Sister – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. There often exists an inexplicable and intense bond between twins; My Little Sister (Schwesterlein) explores the limits...
Souad

Souad – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2021 as part of our Berlinale coverage. The subject of a teenage girl glued to her smartphone is nothing new, but in Souad, director Ayten Amin shows her...
Surge

Surge – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. Ben Whishaw is certainly one of the finest actors of his generation, and Aneil Karia’s Surge is a film which allows...
Une Colonie

A Colony – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2019 as part of our Berlinale coverage. School can be a hostile environment – particularly for those who don’t quite fit in. A Colony centres around Mylia...
Bliss

Bliss – Berlinale 2021 Review

The English title of Henrika Kull’s film Glück limits the meaning to a single implication: bliss, after all, is the extreme, when the German word ‘Glück’ can mean anything from the more ordinary...
Beans

Beans – Berlinale 2021 Review

In 1990, a land dispute between the Mohawk people and the Canadian government caused an armed stand-off between the two parties. Writer-director Tracey Deer witnessed the so-called Oka Crisis and weaves her...
Pinocchio

Pinocchio – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. While it may seem like Matteo Garrone is independently hopping on the recent live action Disney remakes...