Director: Rodney Evans[Brother to Brother] is the accomplished debut feature of the amply talented Rodney Evans, for which he won the 2004 Special Jury Prize at Sundance. Perry is an articulate and politicised college student in New York. He is also a gay artist struggling to find his voice and struggling to negotiate the minefield of being black and gay. When he meets kindred spirit Bruce Nugent - the last survivor of the radical, black, boho community of the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance - he finds true companionship and is able to reconcile the conflicting politics that mark his life. Shifting between contemporary New York and the 1920s, the latter through Bruce's memories of his anarchic youth with fellow black artists Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Wallace Thurman, Evans delivers an intelligent and provocative picture of identity politics as they play out across the generations. He also delivers a loving paean to Bruce Nugent and the wonderfully bacchanalian Harlem Renaissance.
Love, in Ingmar Bergman's films, carries something of the raw chill of a Swedish wind. [Saraband], his latest and perhaps last film, is no different, delivering intimacy and human connection with a s… More »
Sylvia Stickles (Tracey Ullman) is your average prudish suburban mother, until one day she suffers a wallop on the head. With this, she transmutes into a raunchy erotomaniac. It was tow-truck driver … More »
"Four actors, 10 dialogues. It looks easy on paper but let me tell you I will be extremely rigorous." Thus begins Torbjorn Ehrnvall's window onto the back lot of Saraband, which Bergman claims will b… More »
Junebug is an emotionally rich tale of a dysfunctional family in America's South, whose resentments and repressions come out with the entrance of an outsider. The wonderfully understated and comedic … More »
The Child is the compelling new film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (The Son, MIFF 02), which won the coveted Palme d'Or at Cannes, 2005. At the centre of this emotionally powerful drama is a young … More »