The Last Family

The Last Family: Four funerals and a murder

Emerging Polish director Jan P Matuszynski’s debut film, The Last Family, premiering in the official competition of the 69th Locarno International Film Festival, might be described as a...

Summer 1993

Summer 1993: A lump in the back of the throat

In Summer 1993, selected to compete in the Generation KPlus section of the 2017 Berlinale, Carla Simón has granted us access to a decisive moment in her own life. In a difficult,...

Sámi Blood

Sámi Blood: Becoming someone else

It was in traditional clothes that the cast of Sámi Blood turned up on the Lido to present the film in the Venice Days section of Venice, in its world premiere. A touch of colour that...

King of the Belgians

Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens presented their fourth feature film, King of the Belgians, in the Orizzonti section of the 73th Venice Film Festival. Woodworth and Brosens both have backgrounds in documentary film, and are more widely known...


Heartstone: The summer that will change your life

It’s a film of ‘first times’: for its director, for its young protagonists, and for Iceland at Venice. Heartstone, in competition at Venice Days, is Guðmundur Arnar...