LFF 2020 Review: The Salt in Our Waters

A young artist clashes with the social and religious customs of village fisherman in Bangladeshi drama The Salt in Our Waters (Nonajoler Kabbo) Debut feature from award winning Bangladeshi director Rezwan Sumit, I found The Salt in Our Waters to be a satisfyingly multi-layered tale of modernity vs. tradition and …

LFF 2020 Review: A Common Crime

A Common Crime (Un crimen común) is an intense Argentine drama about guilt, paranoia and an unjust society Cecilia is a university professor living a very comfortable life with her young son in a nice neighbourhood. On a dark and stormy night she is woken by a loud banging at …

Limbo Review: LFF 2020

There’s both laughter and tears in Limbo, an incredibly human refugee drama from British writer/director Ben Sharrock Limbo tells the story of Omar (played by Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian refugee stuck waiting out the result of his asylum application with other refuge seekers on a remote island in the …

LFF 2020 Review: New Order

No one is safe from the mob in grim Mexican dystopian drama New Order (Nuevo Orden) New Order opens on the wedding of Marian in the garden of her family’s mansion in a wealthy neighbourhood of Mexico City. The ridiculous excess of Marian, her family and their many rich guests …

LFF 2020 Review: Ammonite

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan get cosy in Victorian romantic drama Ammonite, the closing film of the 2020 BFI London Film Festival Ammonite is the second feature film from British writer/director Francis Lee. His first film God’s Own Country won awards and hearts all over the world, making Ammonite one …