AF French Film Festival 2021 Review – ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’

But is it art? After a video of his declaration of love is misinterpreted as an act of rebellion against the Syrian government, Sam Ali (Yahya Mahayni) needs to get out of the country. With the aid of his sister he flees to Lebanon to start his new life. After a year of being a …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Tove’

Toronto International Film Festival is off to a great start with Zaida Bergroth’s ‘Tove’, a biography on Tove Jansson’s life, showing both her personal relationships and the creation of the popular Moomin books. Helsinki, 1944. The end of the war brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson (Alma Pöysti …

Review – ‘Mrs Lowry & Son’

Adrian Noble’s Mrs Lowry & Son paints a portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion. This conventional drama never delivers anything fresh or outlandish and is as forgettable as they come. When we first meet L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall), wandering the …