Dear Mom

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It’s very tough being the slightest bit sympathetic for Helosia (Letícia Sabatella) the protagonist in Brazilian filmmaker Jeremias Moreira Filho, and Dani Carneiro’s   family drama as she refuses to take any responsibility for her unhappy life.    She blames her elderly mother Ruth (Selma Egrei ) for the her unfulfilling job as  a hospital doctor, her … Continue reading

Freelancers Anonymous

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Billie (Lisa Cordileone) is trapped in an office job which she hates and is only sticking out because she is marrying her girlfriend Gayle (Natasha Negovanlis) in three months time.  However, when her Boss overloads her with work and cuts both her working hours and benefits, she leaves determined to find her ‘own thing’ whatever … Continue reading

Anchor and Hope

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  For his sophomore feature film Goya Award-winning director, Carlos Marques-Marcet chose to tackle a relatively new predicament that of a gay couple who are not on the same page about having a baby together. Salsa teacher Eva (Oona Chaplin ) and her Spanish girlfriend part-time bartender Kat (Natalia Tena) seem to have a rather idyllic life living … Continue reading

Disobedience : a tale of forbidden love

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  For his English language feature debut, the Argentian-Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio (The Fantastic Woman) has directed Disobedience which he adapted with Rebecca Lenkiewicz from the book by Naomi Alderman. Its a tale of a woman who returns to the English tight-knit Jewish Community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend who is now married to the Rabbi. Once … Continue reading

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