London Film Festival Review: Piranhas

After its debut at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, Claudio Giovannesi’s juvenile gangster flick Piranhas went on to win the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, before playing the worldwide festival circuit; Sydney, New York, Gent. Making its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, Piranhas lives up to high expectations, as Giovannesi […]Read More

London Film Festival Review: County Lines

In the UK, up to 10,000 children are involved in drug smuggling between cities and rural areas. 14-year-old Tyler (Conrad Khan) is a fictional representation of these children. County Lines charts his journey from troubled school child to hardened drug mule with an unflinching level of observation. Unafraid to depict the graphic violence common within this […]Read More

London Film Festival Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Since her debut with Water Lilies in 2007, Céline Sciamma has maintained her quiet dedication to the stories of women and queer individuals. Her second film, Tomboy (2011), captured the life of a gender-non-conforming child, whilst Girlhood (2014) focused on the challenges of female adolescence. With Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Sciamma turns her […]Read More