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Rachael Mead

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Film review: The Other Side of Hope

Finnish director and auteur Aki Kaurismäki returns to the issue of the plight of refugees in his latest characteristically quirky film, The Other Side of Hope, which opens the Scandinavian Film Festival in Adelaide tonight.

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Film review: Lady Macbeth

Director William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth takes the period costume drama to an unprecedented level of darkness by melding Victorian tragedy with crime noir to create an utterly compelling tale of moral corruption and murder.

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Film review: Summer 1993

Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993), the centrepiece of the Spanish Film Festival and winner of Best First Feature at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, is a tender, slow burn of a film that will play on your mind for days.


Film review: The Dancer

Belle Époque dance innovator Loïe Fuller’s gruelling rise to fame and rivalry with Isadora Duncan is intelligently explored in this highly accomplished biopic showing as part of the French Film Festival in Adelaide.


Film review: Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones, the film adaptation of Craig Silvey’s classic coming-of-age novel, tells the dark and often poignant story of a young boy coming to terms with racism in his small hometown of Corrigan in Western Australia.