Lucile Hadžihalilović’s subversive Earwig is rooted in the dark origins of fairytales – before they were pacified for modern childhood consumption.
Terence Davies’ Benediction effectively evokes wartime suffering via British World War I poet and author Siegfried Sassoon’s story.
Michel Franco’s Sundown, which played in competition for Best Film at the BFI London Film Festival, is an exploration of masculinity in crisis. Or is it?
‘Playground’ (‘Une Monde’), winner of the Sutherland Award for Best First Film at BFI LFF 2021, approaches schoolyard bullies like a wildlife biologist.
In Mothering Sunday, playing at the BFI London Film Festival 2021, the memories of grief and tragedy distract a novelist from writing her new thriller.
Harry Wootliff’s ‘True Things’ is a timely exploration of the broken foundations upon which the Conservative Government wants to “Build back better.”
The Alleys, in the First Feature Competition at the BFI LFF, criticises societal structures that use guilt and shame to control through conformity.