The Farm

Nominated for: In Competition Feature Film When was the last time you were rendered speechless by a film? Leaving the screening of Angel Manuel Soto’s The Farm (‘La Granja‘), we felt cheap, we felt dirty, and we felt elated. Imagine if all the grit of Trainspotting had been transferred to the big screen without Danny…

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After Adderall

Nominated for: In Competition Feature Films When The Adderall Diaries, Stephen Elliot’s true-crime memoir from 2009, was optioned as a film by James Franco, the writer had ample reason for celebration. The resulting movie, however, bore disappointingly little resemblance to the truth. With After Adderall, Elliot has produced an artful counterpoint, a re-appropriation of his…

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Raindance Day Eight

Raindance has been more than a Film Festival for us, but also a place of fantastic opportunity, perhaps exemplified by this day’s round up. A five star review, three interviews, and perhaps the most important article of the festival. Champagne in Defiance: An evening with survivors of Museveni’s Genocide Train Driver’s Diary An Interview: Miloš…

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Train Driver’s Diary

Nominated for: In Competition Feature Films In their professional career, a train driver inadvertently kills 20 to 30 people. This film begins with veteran train driver Ilija (Lazar Ristovski) during counselling, having just hit a car filled with six gypsy musicians. This is followed by young Sima (Petar Korac) fleeing his orphanage and attempting to…

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