Berlinale Dafne

Dafne – Berlinale 2019 Review

For a film set in motion by a death, Dafne bursts with life. The titular heroine (Carolina Raspanti) suddenly loses her mother in the film’s opening minutes – the accident is never fully explained, but...
Hormigas

Hormigas – Berlinale 2019 Review

Hormigas – or El despertar de las hormigas (The Awakening of the Ants) – is a quietly emancipatory film from Costa Rican writer-director Antonella Sudasassi Furniss, following the daily existence of her...
Berlinale Mr Jones

Mr Jones – Berlinale 2019 Review

Agnieszka Holland’s account of the man who exposed Stalin’s Ukrainian famine is a straightforward account whose tone occasionally jars with genre touches – these dynamic choices would work better if...
Berlinale Bait

Bait – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Berlinale festival coverage on 11/02/2019. Gentrification is the enemy in Bait, Mark Jenkin’s black and white drama set on Cornwall’s fishing coast...
Berlinale Ondog Cover Image

Öndög – Berlinale 2019 Review

If Wind River were crossed with Love With the Proper Stranger, the result would be something akin to Öndög, Wang Quan’an’s gorgeous, meditative police drama turned romantic comedy based on real events....