Europe reviews


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

to the ends of the world c quinzaine

'To The Ends Of The World': Cannes Review

Gaspard Ulliel, Gerard Depardieu are stand-outs in this haunting story of revenge in Indochina

everybody knows c memento films 2

'Everybody Knows': Cannes Review

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem reunite for Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s trip into Spanish-speaking terrain

loro c indigo films

'Loro 1': Review

The first part of Paolo Sorrentino’s take on Silvio Berlusconi - starring Toni Servillo - gets an Italy-only release

Shock waves diary of my mind

'Shock Waves - Diary of My Mind': Berlin Review

Ursula Meier probes a real-life murder in this welcome - if brief - return to form

Shock waves: First Name Mathieu

'Shock Waves - First Name: Mathieu': Berlin Review

The repercussions of violent events responate in one of four ‘Shock Wave’ films


'Fortuna': Berlin Review

Winner of Berlin’s Generation 14plus main award, ’Fortuna’ takes a low-key, show-burn approach to a crisis of faith