European Shorts

Nkosi Coiffure 3/5 This Belgian short creates the perfect opportunity for many views to come together to discuss abortion. Set in an African salon following the argument of 34 year old Eva and her boyfriend, the women inside rally around the shaken lead and uncover precisely what the spat was about. Initially they discuss the…

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Jules and Dolores

Brazilians are universally known for their passion, and what better way to celebrate that passion than with Caito Ortiz’s sensational romp Jules and Dolores (‘O Roubo Da Taca’). It’s an hour and a half of pure joy – a crime caper that absolutely zooms by, celebrating Brazil’s rich, colourful neighbourhoods and the country’s love for…

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Growing Up Coy

Growing Up Coy is a documentary with both political and social impact. It focuses on the Mathis family, in particular their transgender daughter Coy and her right to use the school bathroom of the gender she identifies with. As their son Max says simply during the movie, ‘it’s about Coy, as a boy, turning into…

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A Double Life

A Double Life is a beautiful film, plain and simple. It is the first feature length directed by filmmaker Yoshiyuki Kishi; slowly paced, the film is the spellbinding story of a post-graduate student, Tama (Mugi Kadowaki), who is assigned by her professor (Lily Franky) to follow and report on the daily routine of a stranger…

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International Shorts 1

Böisé: 2/5 An interesting project that intrigues but never reveals, leaving you wishing it was just five minutes longer. The entire short is a single take, steadily zooming in on a woman being interrogated in a dirty, sterile room, and from the cinematography perspective, it is a stunning project. The script was originally written in French,…

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