The latest film from Johan Grimonprez is more tempered than his earlier work but nonetheless is a fascinating account of how the global military-industrial complex ensures the recursive nature of modern warfare.
In recounting stories of young Somali men snapped up by Islamic terrorist group al-Shabab, WARRIORS FROM THE NORTH sets itself apart through a powerful sense of ambivalence.
Ioanis Nuguet’s documentary is a wonderful film marked by formal experimentation, intimacy, and consultation with his subjects.
A documentary about Brazilian musician Dominguinhos also paints a striking portrait of a place and a time in South American cultural history.
THE STORM MAKERS is a shocking depiction of the fallout from human trafficking in rural Cambodia, examining both victims and oppressors with bracing tact.
Marc Schmidt’s documentary about the process of dehumanising traumatised chimps is a largely repetitive and unengaging.
Christopher Pryor’s portrait of an amateur rugby team in New Zealand is a powerful and inventive piece of cinema verité with a focus on masculinity within community structures.
Michael Madsen’s documentary about the possibility of alien contact is unfortunately straight-faced and lacking imagination.
Antonio Augugliaro’s documentary tackles an important issue but is hampered by an uncomfortable level of artifice and whimsy.
Evangelia Kranioti’s debut feature is a beautiful, if somewhat hollow, retelling of The Odyssey, filtered through the tales of an elderly Chilean sex worker who fell in love with her clients.