World cinema

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Apples review – quirky amnesia mystery is funnily forgettable
Christos Nikou’s black comedy about a plague of forgetfulness is intriguingly absurd but not as memorable as it thinks it is

Peter Bradshaw

06, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Under the Pavement Lies the Strand: Berliners build a feminist future
Part of the New German Cinema boom, Helma Sanders-Brahms’ 1975 film about two actors asks if theatre still has revolutionary potential

Chris Wiegand

04, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Lucky review – spirited Ghanaian romcom captures the social media age
An idling student enlists the help of a wideboy friend in pursuit of a hot date in a comedy that veers between likable and laddish

Phuong Le

03, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Atlantis review – strangely upbeat exploration of war-ravaged Ukraine
Valentyn Vasyanovych’s award-winning drama casts deeply likable non-professionals – most with direct experience of the conflict with Russia

Leslie Felperin

03, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Forget me not: what if a virus stole our memories?
Christos Nikou’s new comedy Apples is about a city afflicted with mass amnesia. The director explains why technology is already leading us there

Ryan Gilbey

02, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Identifying Features review – a haunting portrayal of Mexico’s missing people
In this accomplished debut, a single mother refuses to give up hope while searching for her lost son

Simran Hans

02, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Disciple review – Indian classical musician sings a lonely tune
Years of adherence to stringent rules leave a performer at odds with society in this melancholy film from India’s first Venice competitor for two decades

Xan Brooks

01, May, 2021 @9:47 AM

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Identifying Features review – horror and heartbreak in Mexico’s borderlands
First-time director Fernanda Valadez conjures up a vision of real evil in her story of the terrors faced by migrants into the US

Peter Bradshaw

27, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Labyrinth of Cinema review – cult Japanese director’s epic blitz of pop-culture hyperactivity
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s last work starts as a sentimental elegy to cinema-going’s golden age but takes us through the heart of Japanese darkness

Peter Bradshaw

26, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Red Moon Tide review – sea spirits haunt the Spanish coast
A fishing community becomes frozen in time by the disappearance of a local hero, in this unsettling and austerely poetic tale

Steve Rose

24, Apr, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Spring Blossom review – a fleeting affair with heart
Suzanne Lindon’s debut skirts the line between schoolgirl crush and exploitation as it charts her romance with an older man, while neatly avoiding cliché

Steve Rose

21, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Sofia review – Moroccan society through the eyes of an unwed mother
Meryem Benm’Barek’s smart debut lays bare the scandalous consequences for a Casablanca woman who finds herself single and pregnant

Cath Clarke

19, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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