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Review – A Prayer Before Dawn

Based on the memoir by Billy Moore, A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of a heroin addict incarcerated in a Thai prison, who battles his demons in the Muay Thai boxing ring to ...

Review: Custody

Xavier Legrand’s debut feature is a powerful portrayal of the devastation wrought by one man’s abusive behaviour on his family.

Phil Burgers’ The Passage reminds us why multiculturalism is a gift to be cherished

In The Passage, Paris-trained clown Phil Burgers is on the run. For what reason we don't know, and to what end we can't be sure, but he makes some surprising friends along the way ...

Makala Review: a powerful one-man journey through central Africa

Emmanuel Gras' Makala provides a window into modern life in rural central Africa, writes Ed Nightingale. Makala is a film that provides a window into modern Africa. From French...

The Cinema Travellers reminds us of the sheer wonder of the cinema

Having won the Special Jury Prize for L’Oeil d’or at Cannes, Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya's documentary about the travelling cinemas of India is coming to the Bertha Dochous...

Short, but powerful: Watu Wote (All of Us) by Katja Bentrah

Katja Bentrah’s Watu Wote (All of us) takes a bold look at the terrorist attacks that have plighted Kenya for a decade, and the moment that showed there could be hope. Short ...

Jack London’s Lost Face is brought to life in a visually stunning short film from Sean Meehan

Written and directed by Sean Meehan, Lost Face adapts Jack London's simple short story about a tribe in 1800s America for the screen in this vivid and effective short film. Bas...

A Vida é uma Luta (The Good Fight) paints a hopeful picture about the future of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas

Ben Holman illuminates the story of one young man on a mission to turn lives around in Rio's favelas by channelling their energies into boxing.  “I used to be really rowdy, but ...

Naissance d’une étoile (Rise of a star) is a stunning short film from director James Bort

James Bort's French short film, Rise of a Star, offers a radiant portrayal of the ballet industry and powerful statement on the role of women and motherhood within it. Ballerin...

Happy End Review: Haneke returns with a morbid satire

Happy End is a morbid satire from director Michael Haneke but its somewhat of a departure from the dark, discomforting style we've come to expect from the Palme d'Or-winning filmma...