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Toronto 2020


52 articles available in total starting from 23/02/2020. Last article published on 29/09/2020.

David Dufresne  • Director of The Monopoly of Violence

Interview: David Dufresne • Director of The Monopoly of Violence

"To still believe in the virtues of dialogue, even if it’s increasingly difficult to do so"

David Dufresne discusses The Monopoly of Violence, a socially engaged documentary dissecting the current philosophy behind law enforcement in France  

29/09/2020 | /France

Dea Kulumbegashvili  • Director of Beginning

Interview: Dea Kulumbegashvili • Director of Beginning

“In Georgia, as a woman, you're trained to accept that you don't really matter”

We spoke to Dea Kulumbegashvili about her debut film, Beginning, which swept the board at San Sebastián, winning the Golden Shell, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress  

28/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Review: Beginning

Review: Beginning

In her mesmerising Georgia-set debut film, Dea Kulumbegashvili questions the norms of society that have been informed by Abrahamic religions  

25/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Review: Memory House

Review: Memory House

João Paulo Miranda Maria’s first full-length film melds past and present, realism and fantasy, to offer a mesmerising symbolic and political immersion into the Brazilian collective subconscious  

25/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Review: My Heart Goes Boom!

Review: My Heart Goes Boom!

Colourful, vivacious and altogether joyous guilty pleasure from Nacho Álvarez, based on the songs of Raffaella Carrà — who taught us such important lessons as ‘making love is better in the south’  

24/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | RTVE Screenings

Suzanne Lindon • Director of Spring Blossom

Interview: Suzanne Lindon • Director of Spring Blossom

“My character has no tools to fight against the fact that she is bored”

We chatted to Suzanne Lindon about her New Directors-screened feature debut, Spring Blossom, also touching on the topics of love and boredom  

23/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Danielle Arbid • Director of Simple Passion

Interview: Danielle Arbid • Director of Simple Passion

"The audience needed to understand why this woman falls in love with this man"

Danielle Arbid unscrambles Simple Passion, an adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s novel, awarded Cannes’ Official Selection label and unveiled in competition in San Sebastian  

22/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Review: Another Round

Review: Another Round

Thomas Vinterberg finds his funny bone again with an excellent concept movie in which getting drunk is a cure-all  

22/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Review: The Garden

Review: The Garden

Seven years after Metalhead, Ragnar Bragason returns to Toronto with the big-screen version of his own 2012 stage play  

21/09/2020 | Toronto 2020 | Industry Selects

Review: Limbo

Review: Limbo

Ben Sharrock's excellent second film is an incisive satire on British attitudes to male refugees told in an elegiac, deadpan style  

21/09/2020 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

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