The Habit of Beauty

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 two split apart, devastated by…

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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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Kamper

Nominated for: Best Feature Debut Kamper, the feature debut from Polish director Łukasz Grzegorzek, is an unpatronisingly modern story of marriage, decisions, and even simply life in general. Kamper (Piotr Żurawski) is a video games tester and a man who, as his name suggests, avoids confrontation in all areas of his life. He and his…

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Raindance Day Five

A whole host of award nominated pictures today, spanning In Competition, Best Debut, and Best UK Feature. The films are massively varied, so I’m sure you’ll have an interesting time reading them all. Which we know you all do… Dusky Paradise The Violin Player Hortensia Long Forgotten Fields An Interview: Jon Stanford, Rebecca Birch & Tom…

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