Mama Weed – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/VxJ64hB0G_I Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé France / 2020 / 104 mins ★★★ Drugs are a colossal issue in the city of Paris. Harmless but woefully inept, Chief Phillipe seems to fall at every hurdle whenever he comes close to capturing his target. And without his underpaid, undervalued translator, the police are simply playing catch-up with … Continue reading Mama Weed – French Film Festival

Love Affair(s) – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/4ohhsKXEa-I Written & Directed by Emmanuel Mouret France / 2020 / 122 mins ★★★★ Indiscreet stories make the most appealing tales, the stories we aren’t supposed to know, the Love Affair(s) which people want to keep secret. For aspiring novelist Maxime, he figures the best instigator for a successful novel is the mother of inspiration – heartbreak. … Continue reading Love Affair(s) – French Film Festival

Honey Cigar – French Film Festival

Written & Directed by Kamir Aïnouz  France, Algeria, Belgium / 2020 / 100 mins ★★★ Intimacy is a universally coveted desire. Its neglect can have severe consequences and impacts, and even its perception can alter the relationships we forge. Living under the strict regime of a patriarchal family, Selma begins to recognise the turbulent struggle … Continue reading Honey Cigar – French Film Festival

Le Brio – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/_CE-2H-a62A Directed by Yvan Attal Written by Yaël Langmann, Victor Saint Macary, Yvan Attal, et al. ★★★★ t’s pretty easy to offend someone these days, isn’t it? For the past few years, an age of resentment has simultaneously grown as a counterculture against elitism, prejudice and right-wing media. It’s a complicated issue; when do free-speech … Continue reading Le Brio – French Film Festival

La Belle Époque – Edinburgh Filmhouse

https://youtu.be/tukMRXkjhlM Written & Directed by Nicolas Bedos Westworld, but closer to reality, La Belle Époque places the addictive nature of nostalgia at the forefront of its narrative. Posing that this re-enactment of the past has its benefits, but it’s drug-like properties are far from a healthy escape, that the past is pleasurable but has capabilities of crippling … Continue reading La Belle Époque – Edinburgh Filmhouse