Dirty God

Dirty God UK/Netherlands (2019) Dir. Sacha Polak “Beauty is Truth” So says John Keats in his Ode on a Grecian Urn but the irony is beauty is something that is very easy to manufacture and falsify. Yet we must also ponder our definition of beauty in reference to appearance. Take away our looks do we … Continue reading Dirty God

Alanis

Alanis Argentina (2017) Dir. Anahí Berneri It’s known as the World’s Oldest Profession, yet it is one that is least likely to see those who work in it high on people’s esteem list. Regardless of whether you considered them near the bottom of society’s scale, they are still human beings and surely should be able … Continue reading Alanis

The Perfect Candidate

The Perfect Candidate Saudi Arabia (2019) Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour Women in the Middle East have few freedoms as we know, but one of the worst things to hinder them is a lack of voice. It would take a very brave woman to stand up and want to be counted among her male peers to represent … Continue reading The Perfect Candidate

Papicha

Papicha (Cert 15) VOD (Distributor: Various) Running Time: 108 minutes approx. Gender equality might be making some headway towards being rebalanced here in the West but in other cultures, it remains a divisive and problematic issue, manifest as full on female oppression. The sad reality is, if the women did stand up for themselves, the … Continue reading Papicha

Zero Point (Nullpunkt)

Zero Point (Nullpunkt)   Estonia (2014) Dir. Mihkel Ulk Some people just can’t get a break. They toe the line, are good to others, work hard, and always do what is right, yet they are the ones who end up royally shafted whilst others coast through life with a copy book soaked in blots. Johannes (Märt … Continue reading Zero Point (Nullpunkt)

System Crasher (Systemsprenger)

System Crasher (Systemsprenger) Germany (2019) Dir. Nora Fingscheidt Kids are difficult to handle. We can either mollycoddle them so they are too dependent for the outside world, or let them run riot and they never learn about responsibility and the consequences of their actions. There will never be an easy solution but sometimes the easiest … Continue reading System Crasher (Systemsprenger)

Sons Of Denmark (Danmarks sønner)

Sons Of Denmark (Danmarks sønner) Denmark (2019) Dir. Ulaa Salim Radicalisation works both ways, but most people seem unaware of this, always assuming with some validity thanks to media influence - that it refers to those drawn towards Islam by extremists. In some cases, this is in response to the rise of racism fuelling their … Continue reading Sons Of Denmark (Danmarks sønner)

Amin

Amin France (2018) Dir. Philippe Faucon The most I have been away from my own home is two weeks so I can’t imagine what it must be like to leave an entire life behind for a prolonged period of time, especially if it is to earn money for your family. This French film explores the … Continue reading Amin

Wild Rose

Wild Rose UK (2018) Dir. Tom Harper There is nothing wrong with having dreams. For most of us, they are what drive us to better ourselves, fulfil our potential in our chosen endeavours, or simply bring a bit of cheer to our lives. Some may achieve these goals some may not; the worst thing is … Continue reading Wild Rose

A Season In France (Une saison en France)

A Season In France (Une saison en France) France (2017) Dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Immigration has been and still is a huge global issue with many people fleeing their home countries for reasons other than looking for an easy life at the expense of a more lenient and generous nation. For these people their pride and … Continue reading A Season In France (Une saison en France)