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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