An Interview: The Lennox Brothers

Lee & Wayne Lennox came down on a train for the premiere of their film ‘AmStarDam’ and managed to stop in with Elliot Burr & James Baxter-Derrington. As opposed to other interviews when we’ve included [laughs] to indicate someone laughing, we decided against it this time, because otherwise the article would be twice as long. What follows…

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Five Days on Lesvos

Nominated for: Best UK Feature The refugee crisis of 2015 is something that shocked us all, with immigrants from Afghanistan, Iran and Syria attempting to escape the war that has devastated their countries in order to start afresh in Europe. Richard Wyllie directs a fascinating insight into only five days of a difficult ordeal, enough…

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An Interview: Bauddhayan Mukherji

James Baxter-Derrington was lucky enough to chat with the lovely Bauddhayan Mukherji, or ‘Buddy’ for short, about his incredibly beautiful film ‘The Violin Player’.  Firstly, congratulations on the various Raindance nominations you have for The Violin Player, it’s a huge achievement – how does that feel for you? Thank you! It’s quite a ‘top of the…

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Raindance Day Seven

Day Seven brings more interviews than reviews! Absolute madness. Get involved. An Interview: The Lennox Brothers An Interview: Rafael Palacio Illingworth An Interview: Bauddhayan Mukherji The Habit of Beauty Five Days on Lesvos

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The Habit of Beauty

Nominated for: Best Feature Debut Mirko Pincelli’s The Habit of Beauty surprisingly manages to merge both styles of an elegant indie flick and a gritty urban drama to display the vastly different lives of his well-developed characters. When the young son of Ernesto (Vincenzo Amato) and Elena (Francesca Neri) is killed in an accident, the…

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Raindance Day Six

Raindance Day Six. This means we’re now into the second half of the festival. This means we’re closer to the end than the beginning. We’re all sad, we know you are too. But don’t worry your dear selves about this. We’ve still got plenty of content to come, and Raindance still has plenty to offer.…

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An Interview: Łukasz Grzegorzek

In the midst of the fantastically busy Raindance Film Festival, director of ‘Kamper’, Łukasz Grzegorzek, came and had a cracking chat with James Baxter-Derrington & Elliot Burr. You’ll enjoy this one. The weather’s held out well hasn’t it? Raindance. [laughs] Sorry for my English, I haven’t spoken English for three months. Not at all, it’s better…

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AmStarDam

Nominated for: Best UK Feature Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle meets Shrek meets Harry Potter meets Romeo and Juliet. Is that weird enough for you? No? How about if a boy, fathered by that bloke that isn’t Jack Dee from Lead Balloon and a punk version of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace‘s Dr. Liz Asher,…

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