Daily archives: 20/11/2018


Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 2018 Palme D’or winning film Shoplifters is a beautiful family centred drama that totally engrosses and captivates from the beginning. Whilst there are no big dramatic moments, it is the minutiae of the behaviours and interactions of everyone involved that draws you into their little world and […]

Shoplifters



Film festivals do a great job of shining a light on those films that might not otherwise get a release or, if they do, aren’t available to a wider audience. The Cambridge Film Festival has made an effort this year to highlight some of the films from the lower producing […]

Secret Ingredient



Depicting the burgeoning drug trade in Colombia from the 1960s through to the late 1970s from the perspective of an indigenous tribe, the Wayuu, Birds of Passage is split into five chapters (or songs as they are called here). Highlighting the way that songs are a way traditions are passed […]

Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)



Working as a customs officer for the Swedish Border Agency, Tina (Eva Melander) uses her unique ability to sniff out wrongdoers. Her unusually acute sense of smell allows her to detect any guilt or shame of the passengers as they pass her checkpoint. But it isn’t her strange ability that […]

Border (Gräns)



After some indecision about which film to watch on the closing night, it came down to sticking with what you know or taking a gamble. And so, with no small amount of trepidation, a punt was taken at the Cambridge Film Festival on the unknown Surprise Film over Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria. […]

Roma