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Flee – LFF 2021 Review

There may be rest now - Amin is an accomplished academic, living with his partner Kasper in Copenhagen, settled with a cat and looking at houses - but director Jonas Poher Rasmussen knows that there is more...
Memoria

Memoria – LFF 2021 Review

Expat florist Jessica wakes to the sudden sound of a mysterious boom. She hears it again walking down the streets of Bogotá, and again having a short rest after visiting her sister Karen in hospital - a...
7 Days

7 Days – LFF 2021 Review

Will the COVID-19 pandemic ever end? Not if cinema has its way. For reasons that are bemusing at best, the film and television industry seems determined to preserve the misery of the last 18 months in...
Belfast Movie

Belfast – LFF 2021 Review

The glinting silver off the Titanic Quarters, the sweeping green of Cave Hill, the bouncing yellow of the Harland & Wolff cranes steadily roll onto the screen, like a high budget Northern Irish tourist...
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Queen of Glory – LFF 2021 Review

PhD candidate Sarah (Mensah) sees her young adult life opening up before her. She’s successful in academia - a place she has forged her own path away from her Ghanian, and very Christian, immigrant family....
Odd Job Men

The Odd-Job Men – LFF 2021 Review

Absurdity and verisimilitude underpin Neus Ballús’ slice of life comedy following three repairmen on a week of assignments across Barcelona. These run the gamut from mundane to just strange enough to be...
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Mass – LFF 2021 Review

As soon as Richard and Linda arrive at a small middle American church, it is painfully obvious that neither they nor the couple they are meeting (Jay and Gail, who have circled the block a few times) will find...
Great Freedom

Great Freedom – LFF 2021 Review

Time and time again, across history and across societies, homophobia and its violence has always been upheld by the law. In Sebastian Meise’s Great Freedom, the law is Paragraph 175, a subsection of...
The Alleys (1)

The Alleys – LFF 2021 Review

Ali is a small-time hustler, earning commission every time he brings a big spender to a nightclub, and Lana is the daughter of the most respected stylist - and single mother - in east Amman. But this modern...
The Feast

The Feast – LFF 2021 Review

A horror film that dedicates the first half of its runtime to guiding you through the texture of the expensive family mansion, The Feast is primarily concerned with how cold and restricting modernity feels....