LFF 2018 Blog!
An interesting document of real life captive’s experience in 18th Century Viennese society but with a style of filmmaking that left me uncomfortable and cold.
A unique and strangely beautiful documentary revolving around the lives of workers stuck in a Sharm El Sheikh purgatory formed out of the recent downturn in tourism in the area.
A brilliant debut from Lila Avilés, with a great performance from Gabriela Cartol as Eve, a chambermaid in a luxury Mexico City hotel.
Robert Redford’s final screen role is a fitting and wonderfully warm account of a man who just couldn’t stop doing the thing he loved.
An absolutely astonishing piece of work from Nadine Labaki. Filled with heart, whit, despair and hope.
A warm and charming view of everyday relationship struggles in contemporary Iran.
Another wonderful, wordy, visually stunning movie from Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Sit back, relax and be immersed.
Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler takes us on a hiphop filled trip through the roller disco scene in the US in this enthralling documentary.
Andrea Riseborough is outstanding as unimportant and unrecognised titular Nancy written and directed by Christine Choe, and her the disturbing journey she undertakes in her desire to be loved and be recognised
A heartbreaking but funny look at polygamy in Saudia Arabia and one woman’s fight against it, by arthouse director Mahmoud Sabbagh.
Ben Wheatley creates a simmering Shakespearean family drama set in a seaside mansion in Dorset, packed with stellar performances and some deft, dark humour.
Dogman is a film that really gets its you in its jaws. A wonderful watch.
Hugh Jackman is on good from as disgraced politician Gary Hart in Jason Reitman’s ambitious political drama tackling morals and the press in 1988 America.
An unrecognisable Nicole Kidman shatters any illusions that female protagonists need be likeable in Kusama’s thrilling Destroyer
A wild, hilarious satire, Sorry To Bother You is unlike anything I’ve seen for a while. Boots Riley’s movie will roll over you like a steam train whilst being hit in the head with a horses cock - this will make sense when you see it I promise, and you really really should.
A heartbreaking and contemplative study of the slow end of a marriage and the American Dream, Paul Dano's directorial debut is accomplished with superb performances from its impressive cast
We’re confident in saying that you won’t have seen a movie like Gräns. Ever.
Our traditional obscure LFF opener was everything we’d hoped for, weird, outrageous and unique.
Expanded from his own short film, Jim Cummings’ bleakly comic view of grief makes uncomfortable but rewarding viewing.