Tales of Babylon

Tales of Babylon (2023)

Tales of Babylon opens with a cycling montage from the daily routine of bespectacled milquetoast Martin (Philip Tomlin). To the ironically repeating lyric “I follow you” from Lykke Li’s I Follow Rivers (2011) on the soundtrack, the camera remains fixed in medium close-up on Martin’s face, following his every disconsolate, down-trodden expression as he wakes,…

Jack

Jack (2021)

“So Charlie, you going to school today?”, asks Mom (Mara Ashton) over breakfast near the beginning of Pelayo De Lario’s feature debut Jack, co-written with Elena Conte. “I’m in third year of university, Mom,” film student Charlie (Luke Rollason) replies. The truth is, though, that Charlie is somewhat arrested and puerile – not unlike the…