• Variety | 7/3/2019 | Jessica Kiang
    In Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Conversation,” Gene Hackman played a surveillance expert who insists that curiosity is beyond the purview of his job, only to become obsessed with the mystery...
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  • Variety | 7/1/2019 | Jessica Kiang
    Boris Akopov’s feature debut “The Bull” announces in serious text at the outset that it is based on a true story. But the film unfolds along such formulaic lines, from its arc of gritty tragedy to...
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  • Variety | 7/3/2019 | Jessica Kiang
    At first glance, Zhai Yixiang’s “Mosaic Portrait” looks like it pursues the same semi-journalistic agenda as so much social-issue cinema: Xu Ying (Zhang Tongxi), a 14-year-old girl from a rural...
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  • Screen | 7/11/2020 | Orlando Parfitt
    Bulgarian-Greek comedy The Father won the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 28 – July 6), which closed yesterday with its annual awards ceremony.
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  • Variety | 5/18/2019 | Guy Lodge
    “If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere,” said Theresa May near the beginning of her ill-fated premiership of the United Kingdom.
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  • Variety | 7/2/2019 | Jessica Kiang
    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, the sunny proverb goes. But what if life gives you inedibly sour quinces instead? The father-son odd-couple road trip comedy gets an appealingly deadpan,...
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  • Variety | 6/30/2019 | Jessica Kiang
    An epic, magnificently shot chronicle of a tiny Chinese hamlet enduring one of its final yearly cycles of harvest and hardship, Liu Feifang’s delicate but mighty debut documentary feature “The...
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  • Variety | 6/29/2019 | Jessica Kiang
    In the late 1930s, prior to emigrating to the United States, Lithuanian geographer Kazys Pakstas proposed a radical solution to what he saw as the inevitable eradication of the nation through its...
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  • Variety | 6/30/2019 | Peter Debruge
    Of all the ways to begin a movie, few are more cruel than presenting a character such as Lara Jenkins and, before the audience has even gotten the chance to know her, showing her wearily open the...
    855 views Matty123
  • Variety | 6/29/2019 | Jessica Kiang
    Displacement, grief, the generation gap and gay relationships characterized by cultural difference — Cambodian-British filmmaker Hong Khaou’s second film swims in similar thematic waters to his...
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  • Variety | 6/25/2019 | Christopher Vourlias
    When Karlovy Vary Film Festival’s East of the West competition opened to submissions from the Middle East two years ago, festival artistic director Karel Och noted it was “about time to abandon the...
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  • Screen | 5/28/2019 | Orlando Parfitt
    The 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 28 - July 6) has unveiled the first competition titles in its Official Selection, East of the West and Documentary sections.
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  • Screen | 7/6/2019 | Orlando Parfitt
    The 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 29 - July 7) closed today with its annual awards ceremony. Radu Jude’s latest film “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” won...
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  • Variety | 7/6/2018 | Guy Lodge
    “This is the price I had to pay for naively assuming I was merely a witness,” says filmmaker Vitaly Mansky toward the close of “Putin’s Witnesses,” his riveting, incensed documentary chronicling the...
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  • Variety | 7/3/2018 | Jessica Kiang
    Thrumming with the woozy, hangover energy of a strung-out, sleepless night, “Blossom Valley” may sound like a brand of supermarket rosé, but its spirit, as embodied in its female lead, is a lot more...
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  • Variety | 7/1/2018 | Jessica Kiang
    Did you know you can bring a tea-dunked fly back from the verge of drowning by covering it in warming, drying cigarette ash? Fifteen-year-old Mára (Tomáš Mrvík) does — it’s a little bit of useless...
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  • Variety | 7/2/2018 | Guy Lodge
    The title is well-worn, as is pretty much everything else — save for the fresh face of young, compelling lead Yiğit Ege Yazar — in “Brothers,” Turkish writer-director Ömür Atay’s cautious but finely...
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  • Variety | 6/30/2018 | Guy Lodge
    At a time when the U.S. borders are being made as hostile as possible to migrants, stories of hopeful outsiders betting the farm on the American Dream hit hard and true in the heart — even one as...
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