Cannes Film Festival Review: Medusa

Year: 2021 Runtime: 128 minutes Director: Anita Rocha de Silveira Writer: Anita Rocha de Silveira Cast: Mari Oliveira, Lara Tremouroux, Thiago Fragoso, Joana Medeiros, Felipe Frazão, Bruna Linzmeyer, Bruna G By Harris Dang Set-in present-day Brazil, “Medusa” (2021) tells the story of Mariana (Mari Oliveira), a young, precise and exuberant woman who strives for perfection on her self-worth through her duties with her Christian group … Continue reading Cannes Film Festival Review: Medusa

We Are One Film Festival: Five to Watch

By Caz Armstrong The “We Are One” Global Film Festival has begun in earnest. This is a free online festival hosted on YouTube and curated by the best international film festivals in the world. Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, London, Berlinale, Tokyo, Sydney, Annecy, TIFF, you name it they have something for you. The films each have a set start time but most are available for around … Continue reading We Are One Film Festival: Five to Watch

Who Canne? Women Canne! The Cannes Film Festival Selection Unveiled

The Cannes Film Festival will be running from 12th May to 23rd May and the selection committee has been unveiled. Last year, the festival revealed its committee for the first time which included four women, three of whom return this year.  This year’s committee now includes five women which we will list below: Continue reading Who Canne? Women Canne! The Cannes Film Festival Selection Unveiled

LFF Review: I Lost My Body (J’ai Perdu Mon Corps)

“I Lost My Body” (2019) is the first feature film by director Jérémy Clapin. It was shown as part of the “Dare” stream at London Film Festival 2019 which was described as “In-your-face, up-front and arresting: films that take you out of your comfort zone”. That certainly is a good description of this film. The Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize winner engages all the senses to take you on a melancholic and emotional journey towards a gruesome end. Continue reading LFF Review: I Lost My Body (J’ai Perdu Mon Corps)

Review: In My Room

In this quiet, sweet little German flick, ‘tis the end of humanity as we know it. Time and time again we’ve seen Hollywood emphasize, in many terrifying ways, just how something like this could come about: invading aliens, nuclear warfare, immense natural disasters… yet none of that (at least none seen in the context of this story at least) is seen here. Humanity just disappears; one could probably argue this film takes place in the same universe where Thanos’ snap severely depopulates the world (it would be nice to think about how this was how some human beings lived their lives in the 5 years it took for the Avengers to get their you-know-what together, but I digress). No Hollywood junk to be found here, just pure truths and insights which are inherent in all humans; which exist in both the context of the hectic day-to-day lives we all lead, and the fictional scenario presented here. Continue reading Review: In My Room