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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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Review: Firecrackers

These two reviews are provided by Lindsay Michiels and Kimya Armstrong from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers!   REVIEW: Firecrackers dir. Jazmin Mozaffari 2018 | Canada | 93 min. Author: Lindsay Michiels Firecrackers, the stunning debut from Jasmin Mozaffari, plunges the audience into the less-than-perfect lives of Lou and Chantal, two girls on the…

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Wendy Crewson

Wendy Crewson at GFF 2019!

We are very excited to welcome Wendy Crewson to the 2019 Gimli Film Festival!   Actress/Producer Wendy Crewson was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and attended Westwood Collegiate. She is best known for co-starring with Harrison Ford in Air Force One or appearing with Arnold Schwarzenegger in The 6th Day or even being one of Tom Hanks…

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