Barakah Meets Barakah

Barakah Meets Barakah – LFF 2016 Review

While jarring at first, Barakah Meets Barakah doesn’t waste time gently ushering you into a culture miles from our western sensibilities. Instead it cracks right on, putting a unique perspective to good use...
Pyromaniac

Pyromaniac – LFF 2016 Review

Norwegian teenager Dag is a bit of a loner. He keeps himself to himself and helps his dad at work whenever he can. He’s also a firestarter, a twisted firestarter. Shunned by kids his own age and...
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Don’t Blink – LFF 2016 Review

Robert Frank’s photographs of mid-century America were hated when he first presented them in book form. Candid, grainy, and refusing to shy away from social problems that people were facing, the general...
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Hermia & Helena – LFF 2016 Review

Hermia & Helena is rather frustrating. Beginning friskily - and a little quirkily - the scene is set when Camila (Agustina Muñoz) takes over Carmen’s (María Villar) artist’s residency in New York,...
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Indivisible – LFF 2016 Review

Indivisible has a tragicomic parable-like plot that, while rather bare, predictable and sometimes tedious, also has great thematic depth. The almost supernatural levels of religious fervor directed at the...
Down Under

Down Under – LFF 2016 Review

Down Under places its feet firmly in the realm of truth from the outset, kicking off with sobering footage of the Cronulla race riots in 2006 - before pivoting into an absurd and farcical tale of street...
Actress: Julia Lübbert, Mariana Loyola, Agustina Muñoz, Emilia Ossandón

Rara – LFF 2016 Review

13 is the perfect age for female coming-of-age stories. It’s a time for many when the transition between girl and woman becomes increasingly apparent, and for Sara, the main character in Pepa San...
Mimosas

Mimosas – LFF 2016 Review

A curious combination of thematically dense and tonally sparse, some may grasp a deeper meaning from Mimosas. However this otherworldly odyssey across North Africa struggles to rise beyond its style, as the...
Chasing Asylum

Chasing Asylum – LFF 2016 Review

Raw, detailed and unashamedly single-minded, Chasing Asylum is a tearjerking look behind the scenes at Australian immigration. With 60 million people forcibly displaced by events across the globe, this...
A Date For Mad Mary

A Date For Mad Mary – LFF 2016 Review

It might have been easy for A Date for Mad Mary to take the easy route: mine the stresses of planning a wedding for some easy laughs, or even mimic Orange is the New Black for some prison-driven black comedy....