Any Way The Wind Blows

Any Way The Wind Blows (2003)

Any Way The Wind Blows first published by Film4 Summary: Belgian musician Tom Barman’s feature debut is a multi-grained slice of Antwerp life set over 36 hours. Review: In 1999, the year that saw the release of P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia, Tom Barman decided to take time out from fronting the Belgian rock band dEUS, in order to…

Jumbo

Jumbo (2021)

Jumbo first published by Sight & Sound, Summer Eddition 2021 Review: After a title sequence written in flickering blue, green and red letters, writer/director Zoé Wittock’s Jumbo begins with a strange vision: a young woman stands, her back to the camera, and opens her arms in ecstatic surrender to brightly-hued lights rapidly circling in the…

A Pure Place

A Pure Place (2021)

A Pure Place screens at Grimmfest Easter Edition 2022 A Pure Place begins with a wide shot of Athens, and then shows two young siblings shoplifting for their junkie mother (Chara Mata Giannatou), who waits for them on a littered beach. This is an impure world, where even the innocence of childhood is tainted. The…

Undergods

Undergods (2020)

“Maria tells me you write,” says Hans (Eric Godon), some way into Chino Moya’s feature debut Undergods. “What about?” “Possible worlds,” replies Johann (Tadhg Murphy) “I don’t think you’ll get it. Maria says you don’t read much.” What neither of these two men – nor indeed Hans’ daughter Maria (Tanya Reynolds) – quite realises is…