This year’s IndieLisboa took place under the cloud of absolute public-funding cuts to Portuguese cinema. Álvaro Arroba reports from the home of the world’s perennial filmmaking vanguard.
Despite accusations of bloat, rivalry from alternative theatre and the exit of its illustrious director, Argentina’s foremost showcase of independent cinema still captures the national mood, says Maria Delgado.
Demetrios Matheou on this year’s Un Certain Regard winner, a powerful study of grief and abuse.
Geoff Andrew sees Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols close out this year’s Competition with an impressive Southern river adventure that owes a debt to Mark Twain.
Jonathan Romney hails the Tolstoy-esque simplicity of Sergei Loznitsa’s possibly bleak, certainly slow In the Fog – and the meta-Troma invention of Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely.
Geoff Andrew sees the veteran master make his long-awaited return with a modest, subterranean two-hander.