Souad

Souad – Berlinale 2021 Review

The subject of a teenage girl glued to her smartphone is nothing new, but in Souad, director Ayten Amin shows her protagonist in a setting rarely seen on screen. In semi-rural Zagazig, located outside of Cairo...
Limbo (1)

Limbo – Berlinale 2021 Review

There are a couple of 2021 releases titled Limbo, and Soi Cheang’s gritty serial killer drama distinguishes itself with its relentless nastiness. Its cops and criminals use anything they can find as...
Notturno

Notturno – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. In one of the first scenes of Notturno we see a distraught mother mourning her lost son. She is stood wailing...
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...
Brea Grant Interview Feature

Lucky – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our coverage for Nightstream Film Festival. “You’re very lucky,” is the belittling phrase used throughout Natasha Kermani’s film, Lucky,...