Reviews

Reviews

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Cannes ACID review: Il Mio Corpo by Michele Pennetta

In the final part of his Sicilian trilogy, Michele Pennetta shows the economic/familial similarities between two marginalized characters sharing the sun-scorched island, a teenage boy and a young Nigerian immigrant.
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Visions du Réel review: Sapelo (National Comp)

A nostalgic portrait of African-American Geechee culture on Sapelo Island, Georgia, focuses on the elderly Cornelia Bailey and her two adopted young sons, who represent her hopes for regeneration.
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Visions/Tribeca review: Wake Up On Mars

How do you deal with the harsh reality of escaping a country where you’re not wanted, only to find that the safe haven in which you have invested so much…
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Berlin Review: Days of Cannibalism

Using few words, Berlin-based director Teboho Edkins observes the interactions of cattle herders and Chinese immigrant traders in Lesotho, the country where he grew up.
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IFFR review: Meanwhile on Earth, Carl Olsson

After we die, it is different people’s jobs to clean, stitch, embalm, drive, lift, lower, burn, and bury our corpses. Carl Olsson’s documentary feature observes them all, in a series…
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IDFA review: #387

In her first feature-length documentary French director Madeleine Leroyer takes the soulless remains of a refugee as a starting point, in an attempt to identify #387.
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IDFA Review: Punks

Maasja Ooms has a love for teenagers. And this love shines through in every scene in Punks, in which she follows a group of Dutch youngsters at a farm in…
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IDFA Review: I Walk

I Walk is an intuitive, unconventional, sometimes anti-aesthetic record of filmmaker Jorgen Leth's attempts to make sense of destruction, old age and fear.
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IDFA Review: In a Whisper

‘All I can look for is an image. An image where you can find me,’ is a sentiment expressed in the opening scene of In a Whisper, and states what…
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IDFA review: Mother and Son

An Azeri son and filmmaker returns to his mother after eight years – again – in this fascinating self-portrait that carves out its own path between observation and reconstruction.
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IDFA review: They Call Me Babu

A mesmerising journey through space, history and emotions, carefully and lovingly crafted from found footage.