An eccentric father and his conservative corporate daughter engage in an increasingly bizarre battle of wills that’s both hilarious and heartbreaking.
Every year there’s outrage about who’s been left off the Academy Awards’ nominations for Best Foreign Film, but nobody’s disputing the highly original and often hilarious German drama Toni Erdmann fully deserves its place on the list of nine...
Smother mother drama one to remember.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL(OFFICIAL COMPETITION): Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer calls his intense, Berlin Golden Bear-winning story about an overpowering mother and her grown son 'a slice of life almost as authentic as a documentary". This it...
Monastery life stifles love in long, sincere drama.
CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It’s usually far better to walk into a film not expecting much than it is to go with the anticipation of some kind of masterpiece, a forecast which few films can ever hope to live up to.
A shocking journey into a fairytale nightmare.
The plethora of excesses on show in Szabolcs Hajdu’s Bibliothèque Pascal may prove too daunting for some, given the handful of walkouts and chorus of 'WTFs?" in the foyer post-MIFF screening.
Romanian prison drama is cold porridge.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: Romanian director Florin Serban’s debut film is a bold gamble employing a mostly non-professional cast to enact a highly original story set in a juvenile detention centre. It’s only partly successful as If I Want to Whistle,...
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