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Gillian Wearing – Arena: Everything is Connected – George Eliot’s Life (2019)


Gillian Wearing’s Arena documentary Everything is Connected (BBC Four) is a quietly innovative biography of an author whose works still resonate with their readers and the country within which she wrote. Wearing and George Eliot are a sympathetic match, both playing with a multiplicity of voices, delighting in the layman’s opinion as well as that of the expert. We see Eliot’s intellectuals, but also the modern version of her farmers, priests, and wayward sons. Wearing puts her words in their mouths, allowing them at times to slip into one another, blurring the boundaries between the speakers, their subjects, and their surroundings. Read More »

Emmanuel Hamon – Exfiltrés AKA Escape from Raqqa (2019)

Synopsis:
Raqqa, Syria, Spring 2015. Faustine discovers the hell in which she has embarked with her 5 year-old son. In Paris, Gabriel and Adnan, two young activists, are moved by the distress of Sylvain, Faustine’s husband. They agree to set up a high-risk exfiltration operation. The true story of two worlds and that of a generation. Read More »

Paul McGuigan – Searching for Sam: Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett (2019)

“If the work Adrian Dunbar is best known for – the police drama Line of Duty – left us with the tantalising riddle about the identity of the master criminal H, his new documentary tries to unmask an even more evasive man: Samuel Beckett. In Searching for Sam: Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett (BBC Four), the actor we know and love as Superintendent Ted Hastings follows the reportedly too-small-shoe’d footsteps of his great hero. Read More »

Martin Lund – Psychobitch (2019)

Synopsis
Frida is different. Marius, on the other hand is the most perfect boy in class. When they have to work together at school, it’s the start of a turbulent and challenging relationship. Generation Achievement meets impossible love. Read More »

Gan Bi – Mi mi jin yu AKA Secret Goldfish (2016)

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Mi mi jin yu
Secret Goldfish

Poetic short by the director of Long Day’s Journey Into Night—fans will notice the ping pong paddle. Read More »

Dag Johan Haugerud – Barn AKA Beware of Children (2019) (HD)

Beware of Children traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb of Oslo.

During a break in school 13 year-old Lykke, the daughter of a prominent Labour Party member, seriously injures her classmate Jamie, the son of a high profile right-wing politician. When Jamie later dies in hospital, contradicting versions of what actually happened risks making a difficult and traumatic situation worse. Read More »

Benjamin Berman – The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician – “The Amazing Johnathan” – becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion. Read More »