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Kaleem Aftab


446 articles available in total starting from 01/09/2017. Last article published on 10/02/2021.

Beast: On a knife-edge

Beast: On a knife-edge

TORONTO 2017: Michael Pearce’s feature debut is a masterfully directed, multi-layered film that constantly surprises  

13/09/2017 | Toronto 2017 | Platform

The Death of Stalin: Dead man walking

The Death of Stalin: Dead man walking

TORONTO 2017: A sizeable cast and Scottish director Armando Iannucci take a satirical look at the battle to succeed Stalin in the Kremlin  

12/09/2017 | Toronto 2017 | Platform

Team Hurricane: A punk-chick flick

Team Hurricane: A punk-chick flick

VENICE 2017: Annika Berg’s debut film mixes documentary material with highly stylised fiction to give a snapshot of the lives of eight teenage girls  

12/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | International Critics’ Week

Beautiful Things: Is there more than meets the eye?

Beautiful Things: Is there more than meets the eye?

VENICE 2017: Giorgio Ferrero and Federico Biasin take a visually and aurally arresting look at the manufacturing process of the goods we find at home  

12/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Biennale College Cinema

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno, dreaming on your own

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno, dreaming on your own

VENICE 2017: Abdellatif Kechiche’s long-awaited follow-up to Palme d’Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour simmers for over three hours in competition at the Venice Film Festival  

08/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Competition

Borg/McEnroe: Enhancing the legend

Borg/McEnroe: Enhancing the legend

TORONTO 2017: Janus Metz moves from documentary to fiction with this account of the rivalry between Björn Borg and John McEnroe that has just opened the Toronto Film Festival  

08/09/2017 | Toronto 2017 | Opening

Loving Pablo: Or are we?

Loving Pablo: Or are we?

VENICE 2017: Fernando León de Aranoa gives us a questionable cinematic take on the life of Pablo Escobar, screening out of competition on the Lido, and starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem  

07/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Out of competition

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Advertising murder and mayhem

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Advertising murder and mayhem

VENICE 2017: Martin McDonagh brings his acerbic wit to a competition berth at Venice, with a film that could easily be a cousin of the Coen brothers’ Fargo  

06/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Competition

Ziad Doueiri  • Director

Interview: Ziad Doueiri • Director

The Insult is about inner conflict, it's not about the outside conflict”

VENICE 2017: Cineuropa caught up with Lebanese writer-director Ziad Doueiri, whose fourth feature, The Insult, is playing in competition on the Lido  

06/09/2017

Samuel Maoz  • Director

Interview: Samuel Maoz • Director

“The foxtrot is the dance of a man with his fate”

VENICE 2017: Cineuropa spoke to Israeli director Samuel Maoz about the origins and themes of his new effort, Foxtrot  

06/09/2017 | Venice 2017 | Competition

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