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  • Paulina – first look

    Argentine writer and director Santiago Mitre’s follow-up to El estudiante is a knotty drama of political ideals played out on the body of a country teacher, says Chloe Roddick.

    Chloe Roddick
    Sunday 17 May 2015

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  • My Golden Days – first look

    Arnaud Desplechin extends and rewinds from his 1996 breakthrough My Sex Life… with a freewheeling flashback portrait of his characters’ coming of age and nascent romance, says Jordan Cronk.

    Jordan Cronk
    Sunday 17 May 2015

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  • My Mother – first look

    Mortal thoughts again bring out the best of Nanni Moretti, says Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Saturday 16 May 2015

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  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: The Tribe

    This slab of cinematic hardcore acts out nefarious exploits at a school for the deaf using only Ukrainian sign language. But is there something chilling in its virtuosity, asks Adam Nayman?


    Friday 15 May 2015

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  • From the Magazine

    Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

    The heavyweight champion of post-apocalyptic road carnage is back – with “a cast-iron-plated manifesto on the physics of screen action”, says Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 14 May 2015

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  • Our Little Sister – first look

    Koreeda Hirokazu follows up Like Father, Like Son with an episodic saga of four sisters and hymn to Arcadian virtues, reports Nick Roddick from its Cannes premiere.

    Nick Roddick
    Thursday 14 May 2015

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  • Son of Saul – first look

    László Nemes’s drama of a Sonderkommando’s private grief amidst public horror demurs from the usual spectacles of Holocaust – and ratchets up the aural impressions, says Nick James.

    Nick James
    Thursday 14 May 2015

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  • Standing Tall – first look

    The festival gets serious with a social-realist slice of juvenile delinquency for its opening night, says Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 13 May 2015

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  • Review: From What is Before

    Modern tyranny comes to a not-so-long-ago Philippine village in Lav Diaz’s latest extensive historical tragedy, now making its UK premiere on subscription VoD, says Adam Nayman.

    Adam Nayman
    Tuesday 12 May 2015

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  • Archives online: Bedridden belles

    These two alfresco minutes from an oddball 1935 home movie in the University of South Carolina’s archives presage Southern Gothic’s long lineage of female immobility, says Thirza Wakefield.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Sunday 10 May 2015

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