Category Archives: International

HIFF is back!

In a town where we're blessed by a number of quality film festivals, the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival has earned a reputation for being one of the scrappiest, offering a consistently avant garde and experimental cinematic program. The 2022 edition looks to meet that expectation with a slate of films screening over four days in-person…Read More

Toscana review — Undercooked in Italy

Directed by Mehdi Avaz | Written by Avaz and Nikolaj Scherfig | 90 min | ▲▲△△△ | Netflix 22 years ago Danish dogme director Lone Scherfig brought to the world the charming romantic drama Italian For Beginners, which romanticized Italy all out of proportion from a Scandinavian perspective. It was a charmer, though. Now we…Read More

A Cult Of One: Bright Star

Welcome back to a semi-regular feature on FITI, where I highlight an older film that maybe hasn't received the cultural attention it deserves. With Jane Campion very much in the current conversation as Power Of The Dog receives awards attention, here's a film of hers from more than a decade ago that never earned that…Read More