All articles by Caspar Salmon

Festivals

Mother and Son: a deceptively simple, finely written immigrant drama

Léonor Serraille’s loose, loving second feature follows an Ivorian immigrant mother and her sons over the course of two decades as they endeavour to make a life for themselves in France.

By Caspar Salmon

Mother and Son: a deceptively simple, finely written immigrant drama
Festivals

Godland finds nothing but beauty on a young priest’s mission to the far side of Iceland

By Caspar Salmon

Godland finds nothing but beauty on a young priest’s mission to the far side of Iceland
Reviews

Succession returns for a third season with another spectacular Roy family feud

By Caspar Salmon

Succession returns for a third season with another spectacular Roy family feud
Festivals

Întregalde drags bickering charity workers kicking and screaming through the mud

By Caspar Salmon

Întregalde drags bickering charity workers kicking and screaming through the mud
Festivals

Ahed’s Knee bristles with a filmmaker’s fury against Israeli censorship

By Caspar Salmon

Ahed’s Knee bristles with a filmmaker’s fury against Israeli censorship
Polls

The best TV series of 2019

By James Bell, Isabel Stevens and others

The best TV series of 2019
News

What should have won the 2019 Cannes Palme d’Or?

By Isabel Stevens, Nick James and others

What should have won the 2019 Cannes Palme d’Or?
Reviews

Oleg is a shrewd, funny, bracing account of an immigrant worker’s life

By Caspar Salmon

Oleg is a shrewd, funny, bracing account of an immigrant worker’s life
Reviews

Young Ahmed review: the Dardennes ponder the riddle of radicalisation

By Caspar Salmon

Young Ahmed review: the Dardennes ponder the riddle of radicalisation
Reviews

Beanpole first look: life, and beauty, persist after the siege of Leningrad

By Caspar Salmon

Beanpole first look: life, and beauty, persist after the siege of Leningrad
Reviews

A Violent Desire for Joy first look: a monk embraces the French revolutionary spirit

By Caspar Salmon

A Violent Desire for Joy first look: a monk embraces the French revolutionary spirit
Reviews

120 Beats per Minute (BPM) review: queer lives honoured

By Caspar Salmon

120 Beats per Minute (BPM) review: queer lives honoured
Features

When did French comedies become so reactionary?

By Caspar Salmon

When did French comedies become so reactionary?