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Saturday
Feb032018

FEATURES / THE WIDOWED WITCH TAKES TIGER TROPHY AT IFFR 2018

IFFR 2018: Cai Chengjie's Mandarin-language social satire takes top honours in Rotterdam, with The Guilty and The Reports on Sarah and Saleem also earning festival gongs (Click here)

Friday
Feb022018

BLOG / PROGRESSIVE IFFR FILM ROSTER WELCOMES #FEMALEFILMMAKERFRIDAY

IFFR 2018: From a huge array of female filmmakers with works in Rotterdam, we zero in on a random five, including Lebanon's Cynthia Choucair (pictured, left) to honour on this inaugural #femalefilmmakerfriday (Click here)

Friday
Feb022018

FEATURES / INSECTS: THE JAN ┼áVANKMAJER INTERVIEW

IFFR 2018: One of the greatest film artists of all time, Czech surrealist master Jan Švankmajer, was in attendance at Rotterdam's International Film Festival to accompany his latest unique visions, Insects (Click here)

Wednesday
Jan312018

FEATURES / FIRST REFORMED: THE PAUL SCHRADER INTERVIEW

IFFR 2018: Filmmaking great Paul Schrader, in Rotterdam to premiere his latest film First Reformed and front his own unique brand of Masterclass presentation, discusses his career, spirituality in his films and the industry he both loves and loathes (Click here)  

Tuesday
Jan302018

REVIEWS / THE CANNIBAL CLUB

IFFR 2018: Brazilian auteur Guto Parente's cannibals-in-paradise horror/satire The Cannibal Club offers a bloody takedown of wealthy priviledge just when the global society needs it (Click here).

Monday
Jan292018

FEATURES / IFFR HONOURS SHORT FILM STORYTELLERS WITH COVETED TIGER TROPHY

IFFR 2018: Short films from all corners of the planet, including the latest from British artist Heather Phillipson (pictured, left) found favour with the trio of jurors in Rotterdam on Sunday (Click here)

Thursday
Jan252018

REVIEWS / HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?

IFFR 2018: Australian documentarian Eddie Martin takes a lifetime of archival footage and constructs a portrait of an artist and man in a constant struggle to balance art and the real world, in Have You Seen The Listers? (Click here)

Thursday
Jan252018

REVIEWS / MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

IFFR 2018: Mouly Surya's slow-burn, feminist, Indonesian western defies the odds and emerges as a searing, thrilling odyssey that challenges and subverts gender and cultural traditions (Click here

Wednesday
Jan242018

BLOG / OSCAR SPLASHES OUT: THE SHAPE OF WATER, DUNKIRK LEAD 2018 NOMINATIONS

OSCARS 2018: Guillermo del Toro's horror movie love letter surged into Best Picture favouritism as the 2018 Oscar nominations were unveiled overnight (Click here)

Wednesday
Jan242018

REVIEWS / BENDING THE ARC

SCREENWAVE 2018: The formation and fruition of a global health initiative is chronicled in Kief Davidson's and Pedro Kos' stirring documentary (Click here)

Monday
Jan222018

FEATURES / HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?: THE EDDIE MARTIN INTERVIEW

IFFR 2018: Have You Seen The Listers? is documentary making at its most personal and ambitious, a profile of artist Anthony Lister by filmmaker Eddie Martin compiled from twelve terabytes of the subject's own archival material (Click here)

Wednesday
Jan102018

HAGSPLOITATION LEGENDS GET NEW FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT

A celebration of Grand Dame Guignol kicks off in Melbourne with four classics of the hagsploitation genre (Click here)

Friday
Jan052018

REVIEWS / BLEEDING STEEL

Jackie Chan's wild and wobbly sci-fi extravaganza, shot in Sydney, takes the ageing action icon into some of the nuttiest terrain of his long career (Click here)

Saturday
Dec302017

BLOG / THE CLASS OF 2018: NEXT YEAR AT THE MOVIES

Determined to make up a 2.5% downturn at the 2017 box office, Hollywood has prepared a 2018 film roster aimed at bringing cashed-up patrons back to the movies (Click here)

Thursday
Dec282017

FEATURES / THE WOUND: THE JOHN TRENGROVE INTERVIEW

Johannesburg director John Trengrove challenges some ingrained perceptions of African masculinity by exploring oppressed homosexuality and tribal circumcision rites in his remarkable feature, The Wound (Inxeba) (Click here)