Europe reviews


What Doesn't Kill Us

'What Doesn't Kill Us': Locarno Review

German crowdpleaser by Sandra Nettelbeck premiered at Locarno’s Piazza Grande

The Dig

'The Dig': Galway Review

The Galway Film Fleadh’s best film is a tight, dark western by the Tohill Brothers

katie screen

'Katie': Galway Review

A champion boxer comes into focus in Ross Whitaker’s accomplished doc

Metal Heart

'Metal Heart': Galway Review

A teen crowdpleaser from former actor Hugh O’Conor

All Good

'All Good': Munich Review

A blistering performance anchors this meticulous and powerful debut

The New End

'The New End': Munich Review

Leonel Dietsche makes his debut with a dystopian thriller

The Extraordinary Voyage Of The Fakir

'The Extraordinary Voyage Of The Fakir': Review

The move from page to screen was a leap too far for Ken Scott’s globe-trotting English-language adaptation of a best-selling French novel

Loro 2 2 Universal

'Loro 2': Review

Given a split release in Italy only, international territories await a single edit.

Ingmar bergman doc

'Searching For Ingmar Bergman': Cannes Review

Margarethe Von Trotta makes a personal ode to the Swedish master

knife heart c ella herme

'Knife + Heart': Cannes Review

A trashy murder-mystery set in Paris porn circles of the 1970s calls to mind De Palma’s signature flourishes

troppa grazia 4 c pupkin productions

'Lucia's Grace': Cannes Review

There’s some divine intervention afoot in this pleasant Italian comedy which closes Directors’ Fortnight

in my room c un certain regard

'In My Room': Cannes Review

Ulrich Köhler follows up ‘Sleeping Sickness’ with a survivalist story centred around one man’s struggle to stay alive


'Euforia': Cannes Review

Valeria Golino follows up ‘Miele’ with a glossy story of two brothers

the state against mandela and others 3 c cannes film festival

'The State Against Mandela And The Others': Cannes Review

Documentary shines a light on the courage behind the epic struggle against apartheid

asako i ii c cannes competition

'Asako I & II': Cannes Review

The story of one woman and two men who look exactly alike

little tickles

'Little Tickles': Cannes Review

A deeply personal film about coming to terms with the past is also dramatically satisfying

the trouble with you 2 c claire nicol

'The Trouble With You': Cannes Review

A giddy comedy from France’s Pierre Salvadori is the centrepiece of Directors’ Fortnight 50th anniversary celebrations

sink or swim 2 c mika cotellon

'Sink Or Swim': Cannes Review

Good-natured comedy about an all-male synchronised swimming troupe directed by Gilles Lelouche

happy as lazzaro c cannes competition

'Happy As Lazzaro': Cannes Review

Alice Rohrwacher’s follow-up to ‘The Wonders’ is a delirious brew

savage 2 c critics week

'Sauvage': Cannes Review

A male prostitute searches for genuine love