Romania has built a strong film movement over the last few years. From the powerful The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu and the provocative Police, Adjective to the chilling 4 Month, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, they have created some of best examples of world cinema this decade.
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More so in the digital age than ever before, there’s a very thin line between fame and infamy. It’s on this line that Sofia Coppola sets The Bling Ring, her much anticipated follow-up to the Venice Film Festival winning Somewhere starring Harry Potter alumnus Emma Watson alongside Katie Chang, Isreal Brossard and Taissa Farmiga.
Acting veteran James Fox, who’s had memorable supporting parts in everything from The Remains Of The Day to Sherlock Holmes, gives a remarkable performance in the lead role of A Long Way From Home, a slight and quiet but well observed drama from Virginia Gilbert.
Emma Davie and Moran McKinnon have created one of the year’s most powerful documentaries with I Am Breathing, a devastatingly close-up insight into the final months of Neil Platt, a sufferer of Motor Neurone Disease, which left audiences in stunned silence at the Edinburgh Film Festival this afternoon.
One of the world’s fastest growing cities and biggest economies, Beijing is a place where the divide between the rich and poor is vast. But among the impoverished houses and grimy bars that lie in the shadows of this metropolis, Zhang Yuan manages to find beauty, tenderness and humour in his newest release Beijing Flickers.