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Articles from October 12

'Alone': Busan Review
A mother and daughter live an isolated existence in Akan Satayev’s psychological thrillerAloneDir: Akan Satayev. Kazakhstan. 2017. 64minsAn intriguing idea is stretched rather too thinly in this slight, if stylish, drama from Kazakhstan filmmaker Akan...
'A Tiger in Winter': Busan Review
A man and a woman attempt to overcome their pasts to build a new lifeA Tiger In WinterDir/scr: Lee Kwang-kuk. South Korea. 2017. 107minsThe latest film from Lee Kwang-kuk, the filmmaker behind such films as Romance Joe and A Matter Of Interpretation,...
'Journeyman': London Review
Paddy Considine follows up 2011’s ’Tyrannosaur’ with this story of a boxer who is felled in the ringDir/scr: Paddy Considine. UK. 2017. 92minsWith this story of a champion boxer trying to rebuild his life after serious head injury, actor-turned-filmmaker...
'Love and Shukla': Busan Review
A strained arranged marriage is the focus of this family drama from Siddartha JatlaLove And ShuklaDir: Siddartha Jatla. India. 2017. 107minsShukla (Saharsh Kumar Shukla), a newly-married rickshaw driver, struggles to connect with his painfully shy bride...
'Malila: The Farewell Flower': Busan Review
A terminally ill man contemplates his mortality in Anucha Boonyawatana’s meditative filmMalila: The Farewell FlowerDir/scr. Anucha Boonyawatana. Thailand, 2017, 97 mins.With an eye for natural splendour and a feel for humanity’s existential fears, Malila:...
'Outdoors': Haifa Review
An Israeli couple’s marriage is put to the test as they construct their dream countryside homeOutdoorsDir/scr: Asaf Saban. Israel. 2017. 80minsIn director Asaf Saban’s feature debut, a city-dwelling couple learns the eternal lesson that “wherever you...
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