Category Archives: Film Festivals

#FIN2021 Reviews — Petite Maman, Flee

Attending multiple screenings in one evening at a film festival you can't help but bear witness to unintentional, sometimes poetic cinematic segues. They were out in full force on Tuesday evening at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. First off, I attended Dementia, Dad & Me, Hannah Minzloff's documentary about her family and her father's…Read More

#FIN2021 Review — Titane

Directed by Julia Ducournau | Written by Ducournau with Jacques Akchoti, Jean-Christophe Bouzy, and Simonetta Greggio | 108 min  The only film in FIN's 2021 Extreme program — can a program really be called a program if it only includes a single movie? Discuss — Titane is from the director of French cannibal coming-of-age thriller Raw,…Read More

#FIN2021 Review: Memoria

Written and Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 136 min  It's been more than a decade since I've seen a film by the revered Thai filmmaker with the challenging-to-pronounce name. It was his Palme d'Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, a picture that is delightfully resistant to the tyranny of traditional narrative. His…Read More

HIFF reviews: Saint-Narcisse and The American Sector

The 15th Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival arrives this week, running from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27. For a decade and a half HIFF has been the alternative local film fest, offering a program of local and left-of-centre movies — features, documentaries, and shorts. This year it's entirely online, with individual tickets going for…Read More