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.
Karen Guthrie’s personal documentary is a moving exploration of a fractured family.
Claudine Bories and Patrice Chagnard’s observational documentary Rules of the Game focuses on a small group of disenfranchised youths as they attend an employment consultancy firm in northern France
THE SPECIAL NEED is a touching and honest documentary about three friends – one of whom is autistic – taking a road trip, a compassionate investigation of autism and the stigmas around it.
Anne Tsoulis’ study of Christopher Barnett examines the figure in the present as a starting point for her examination of his life and his character. It’s a rare, carefully constructed and often beautiful documentary.
Though it clearly peters out in its final half hour, ART AND CRAFT impresses as a character study moreso than an intelligent assessment of art forgery.
WEB JUNKIE is a surprisingly deep look at internet addiction and sensitive look at the private lives of some of those affected
Jung Yoon-suk’s impressive, intelligent and measured documentary initially presents itself in the guise of a true crime story but widens its scope, taking aim at the South Korean political climate of the 1990s.