What Happened to the Wolf? ★★★★ Queer East Festival 2023

A tender and brave film, Na Gyi’s What Happened to the Wolf? takes its time moving through its story, enveloping its audience into the profound fears and realisation of our leads, becoming a film well worth your time. Myint Myat (Eaindra Kyaw Zin) grew up in strict traditions. Way Way (Paing

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We Gather (Short Film) ★★★★★ Belfast Film Festival

In his short film We Gather, Dominic Curran has captured the utter devastation of grief in such a beautifully wrenching manner. From top to bottom, this is a tremendous piece of short film cinema. A young man struggles with regret as the passage of time gives way to a flowing

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WES ANDERSON TO JOIN AS CURATOR OF GALERIE, A NEW KIND OF FILM CLUB, LAUNCHED BY INDIAN PAINTBRUSH

With a mission to celebrate film conversation and literacy, GALERIE offers access to film collections curated by industry creators, thoughtful essays, and exclusive live events with today’s most esteemed cinema professionals and cultural minds. LOS ANGELES, November 16, 2023 – Indian Paintbrush announced today the launch of GALERIE, a new immersive

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Puppet Tears (Short Film) ★★★★ Belfast Film Festival

163 seconds of fantastic work from Conor Lambert is all we get in Emma Brennan’s remarkable Puppet Tears. In less than three minutes, we can explore multiple themes with such wonderful deftness, a short that excites you for its future possibilities. A lonely puppeteer cares for his lonely puppet child,

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Postpartum (Short Film) ★★★★ Belfast Film Festival

Tania Notaro captures with overwhelming precision the fears and struggles women can face with motherhood in her second short, Postpartum. This film will strike a chord with many, a must-watch. Life takes a dark turn when a young woman, Mary (Tania Notaro), faces the realities of motherhood. Motherhood is one

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The Shadowless Tower ★★★★ 1/2 Belfast International Film Festival

The Shadowless Tower is a meditative drama that is full of introspection. Zhang Lü guides us through his latest film, which somehow says very little but resonates with you in the tenderest of ways. Gu Wentong, a middle-aged food critic living in his recently deceased mother’s apartment, begins to date

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Hangnail (Short) ★★★ 1/2 Belfast Film Festival

Grace Connor’s Hangnail is a dream that quickly becomes a nightmare for our young protagonist. It is a strong cautionary tale that shows the daunting task some teenagers have in trying to find their place in society. Young and impressionable Erin (Mollie Milne) is dying for a peek into the

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Sound and Colour (Short Film) ★★★★★ Belfast International Film Festival

Filmmaker Emma Foley barely gives her audience a second to breathe in the outstanding Sound and Colour. Alison Oliver shines as the future star that she is in this powerfully painful short film. Hannah (Alison Oliver) returns home to face her dysfunctional and emotionally repressed family after her attempted suicide, only to find her family avoiding

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Shee (Short Film) ★★★★ Belfast International Film Festival

A short film full of importance and compassion, Lia Campbell’s excellent Shee tells the tale of a same-sex couple stuck in an impossible quandary in a country that is all too willing to prosecute them for their relationship. Shee (Julia Wairimu Laval) and Magnus (Michelle Chebet Tiren) are a couple in a polyamorous relationship.

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Nobody Has to Know ★★★ 3/4

Melancholic to a fault, Nobody Has to Know gives us a story that is morally wrong, but in the deep, dark recesses of our minds, we understand the motive. Tim Mielants and Bouli Lanners’s film soon becomes a film about identity. This gentle, touching film affects you far more than you’d expect. Phil (Bouli Lanners) is

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