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BFI LFF Review

NOMADLAND

Chloe Zhao’s third feature entwines a lyrical exploration of the American West with the drilling effects of capitalism and old age.

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Review

SHE DIES TOMORROW

Amy Seimetz’s absurdism and existential dread depicts everyday grief and matches the pandemic’s “new normal”

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Essay

FAIRY-TALE FEMINISM: RECALLING FEMALE AGENCY IN THE SWAN PRINCESS

Sabotaged and overshadowed by a resurgent Disney Animation, this forgotten fairy-tale empowered at least one person

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Interview

MR. JONES: IN CONVERSATION WITH AGNIESZKA HOLLAND

“There is a duty to translate this history into the feature film, which is a popular art that can reach people and wake up their imagination and emotions.”

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IFFR Review

KALA AZAR

Intra species oscillations govern Janis Rafa’s haunting first feature, winner of Rotterdam’s KNF Award

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IFFR Review

PROXIMA

Mother and daughter say goodbye in Alice Winocour’s latest feature, an earthbound drama that evokes otherworldly grief

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IFFR Review

MEANWHILE ON EARTH

A purgatorial vision of the Swedish funeral industry examines existentialism and death, and does so vivaciously

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IFFR Review

ISADORA’S CHILDREN

Gestures predate personal grief in this meditative feature debut by dancer-director Damien Manivel

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BFI LFF Review

COLOUR OUT OF SPACE

A family goes berserk in a Lovecraftian horror which you’ll remember for Nicolas Cage milking an alpaca

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BFI LFF Review

FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC

Renting out family and friends is the new focus of Herzog’s exploratory lens