Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s sophomore feature, SLAVA, is a multi-faceted and captivating work, actively building on the pathos-laden approach to narrative taken in their debut.
THE WHISPERING STAR is a minimalist change of pace for the ever-prolific Sion Sono, which doesn’t sacrifice his style or originality.
THE YARD is another conceptually and visually impressive work from Swedish director Måns Månsson on the effects of globalisation on labour.
Athina Rachel Tsangari’s CHEVALIER is an amusing and poignant film about competitive masculinity that acts as a meta-commentary on the endurance of art against odds.
DEATH IN SARAJEVO is a tense and nuanced reflection on the identity of the region, establishing Danis Tanović as one of Eastern Europe’s most exciting directors.
NEON BULL is a visually expansive, surrealistic piece on manual labour and isolation, steeped in a strong sense of eroticism.
WEINER is a perplexing look at the downfall of Anthony Weiner, that fails to clearly define what it wants to be, yet remains entertaining throughout.
NOTFILM explores the intricacies, tensions and relationships that surrounded the production of Samuel Beckett’s sole screenwriting effort FILM.
Sacha Jenkins’ documentary on hip hop fashion uses its extensive access to make pertinent observations about culture and identity in America.
TELL THE PRIME MINISTER is a comprehensive look at the anti-nuclear protest movements after the March 11 earthquake in Japan.