Review: A Colony

This review is provided by Elena Sturk Lussier from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow her on Instagram at @elenasturklussier REVIEW: A Colony (Une colonie) dir. Geneviève Dulude-De Celles 2018 | Canada | 102 mins   A Colony (Une colonie), the honest, raw, funny, and heartbreaking first feature film by Canadian director Geneviève…

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PART 3 | Cinema Outside the Box !

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Gimli Film Fest 2019 PART 3 | Cinema Outside the Box & More! by Festival Director Aaron Zeghers In Part 1 we discussed some of the incredible guests coming to GFF 2019, and in Part 2 we previewed what I think is perhaps the most truly International…

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Top 10 Things to Do at GFF 2019

There’s over 130 films, masterclasses, competitions, installations, a special Saturday night party and a workshop. We know what you’re thinking, how do you decide what to see? Well, we’ve compiled the Top 10 Things you definitely don’t want to miss at #GFF2019. Let it be your guide!   Opening Night Films You want to start…

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Review: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly  from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up dir. Tasha Hubbard 2019 | Canada | 98 min. The day his mother went into labour she was dressed as a witch, her face painted green. He was…

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Review: Nervous Translation

This review is provided Lindsay Michiels  from our  Open Call for Film Critics & Writers REVIEW: Nervous Translation dir. Shireen Seno 2019 | Philippines | 90 mins | PG Shireen Seno’s Nervous Translationis a thought-provoking yet vague film on a child’s perspective of the adult world. Focusing on eight-year-old Yael, the film follows the girl’s daily…

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Review: The Seer And the Unseen

This review is provided by GFF Board Member, Lynn Chalmers,  from our  Open Call for Film Critics & Writers REVIEW: The Seer and The Unseen dir. Sara Dosa 2019| USA/Iceland | 88 mins | G   A fascinating look into the power of Fairies in Icelandic contemporary society. Iceland has withstood extraordinary development and pressure to…

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Review: Diane

This review is provided by Faye Hellner & Marni Hellner from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! REVIEW: Diane dir. Kent Jones | United States | English | 2018 | 95 min | Fiction Through exquisite cinematography we experience the visually stunning somewhere-near-Massachusetts setting first hand, driving back and forth on country roads…

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Review: Hail Satan?

This review is provided by Elena Sturk Lussier from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow her on Instagram at @elenasturklussier REVIEW: Hail Satan? dir. Penny Lane 2019 | United States | 95 min. If there is one film this year that will change the way you think about religion, it just might…

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Review: Midnight Family

This review is provided by Madeline Bogoch from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! REVIEW: Midnight Family dir. Luke Lorentzen 2019 | USA / Mexico | 90 mins | 14A In Mexico City there are only 45 government-run ambulances serving a population of 9 million. This bleak ratio, which is presented at the…

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Review: When the Storm Fades

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: When the Storm Fades dir. Sean Devlin 2018| Canada | 81 mins | PG When the Storm Fades opens on the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan/Typhoon Yolanda. Rubble and destruction stretch as far as the…

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