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Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Ride the Wave

17th April 2022

Annick praises the nuance of this documentary that follows a child handling a whole wave of pressures. Most 16-year-old boys care about football, video games, maybe girls, but they are certainly not in the position to regularly make the choice of deliberately risking their life. Neither would they know about freediving breathing techniques, wave forecasts ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Everything Went Fine

4th April 2022

Axel analyses the ambitious, albeit unexciting, medical drama from wayward french director François Ozon. Celebrating its UK premiere as part of the Glasgow Film Festival, Everything Went Fine is the latest from prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, an earnest but rather nondescript drama about assisted suicide. Having risen to fame as a sort of enfant ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Baby Assassins

25th March 2022

Patrick praises the quirky, albeit violent, comedy action flick from young Japanese director Yûgo Sakamoto. Yûgo Sakamoto’s Baby Assassins is a masterpiece of modern Japanese cinema, telling the story of two teenage girls who balance their everyday lives with a secret career as hitmen. Although it was shown as part of the Glasgow Film Festival’s ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Tre Piani (Three Floors)

24th March 2022

Patrick concludes that this Italian drama has more of the essence of a histrionic serial than a well-proportioned domestic art house piece. Content warning: Sexual assault Nanni Moretti’s film Tre Piani is graced by brilliant direction, beautiful scenery, and fantastic acting. Unfortunately, none of these combined strengths are quite able to poultice its plot, which ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: The Worst Person in the World

15th March 2022

Jodie recounts the poignant experience of attending the UK premiere of this Norwegian romantic drama, and praises its Fleabag-like striking of a balance between cutting humour and devastating poignancy. Watching The Worst Person in the World at Glasgow Film Festival was, to say the very least, a highly emotional experience. The modern rom-com drama, and ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)

13th March 2022

Patrick dives into the Irish-language cinema taking centre stage at GFF ‘22 with Colm Bairéad’s intimate coming of age drama. In a fascinating interview with the television station TG4, the seminal Irish writer Máirtín Ó Cadhain discussed what would happen if the tradition of Irish-language literature died out. He predicted the corrosive effect it would ...