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Toronto 2017 Review: NINA, A Child's Story For Adult Audiences

Juraj Lehotský´s drama Nina marries Dardenian vérité style to child´s unsterile POV amid a divorce proceedings with a pinch of Hanekenian social horror.

Pretty Packaging: Germany Primps OLDBOY, Korean Style

When DVDs started conquering the world, twenty years ago, the then-recently-invented "special edition" started to thrive like never before. One country especially started creating elaborately decorated boxes filled with bling and trinkets. That country was Korea. Well, to be honest,...

Review: INDIVISIBLE, The Pain and Joy of Constant Companionship

If we are only truly ourselves when we are alone, what would it mean if you were, quite literally, never alone? If both your private and public identity was entwined with another person whose presence was constant? If your body,...

Pretty Packaging: The French GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND-ALONE COMPLEX Boxset Looks Ace

My fandom of (slash obsession with) Mamoru Oshii's adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is not exactly a secret here at Screen Anarchy (cough), so it will probably not come as a surprise when I say that I like Kamiyama...

Toronto 2017 Review: EUTHANIZER Unflinchingly Considers Misery and Karma With An Offbeat Finnish Worldview

Welcome to Haukka's Repairs And End Solutions. A dilapidated auto repair shop in a small town in Finland where the proprietor, Veijo, occasionally fixes cars, but mainly he runs a business of putting down pets for owners unwilling to pay...

Toronto 2017 Review: VERÓNICA, Treading Familiar Teenage Ground

Teenage girls have always been ripe fodder for horror filmmakers. Either as monsters or victims (or both), the body changes (not to mention the change in treatment by other people, especially men) and vulnerability of girs at this age can...

NO DORMIRAS (YOU SHALL NOT SLEEP): Belén Rueda Graces The Spanish Teaser Poster

We do not know if you do this as well. Like a few others within our films circles, some of us document our film watching with albums on our social media platforms of posters for each film. At the rate...

L'Etrange 2017: Watch The Festival's Opening Credits

L'Etrange Festival kicked off this past Wednesday in Paris and will continue on until September 17th. The festival's opening credits have been made available for everyone to have a look at. Familiar names appear through the digital mashup. What fun. ...

Locarno 2017: Filmmakers Cattet and Forzani Talk LET THE CORPSES TAN

A few weeks ago the Locarno Festival held its 70th edition. Among the festivities, Let The Corpses Tan -- the third film by Belgian duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani -- had its world premiere on the majestic Piazza Grande....

Toronto 2017 Review: LOVELESS Boldly Repurposes the Missing Child Drama

Years ago, when our children were smaller, my wife and I used to share a dark joke about the 'reverse custody battle.' It went like so: In the event of our marriage falling apart, we would each try to convince...

Toronto 2017 Interview: VALLEY OF SHADOWS Director Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen on the Blurring of Fantasy and Reality, Time and Space

I was settling into my afternoon, the sun at its highest point in Toronto, when Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen popped onto Skype.   The physical window inside the virtual chat window, showed the sun was just starting to set in Norway....

Toronto 2017 Review: VALLEY OF SHADOWS Leads Us Into The Deep, Dark, Woods Of Scandinavian Gothic

What we do not understand scares us. We often need monsters to blame. Young Aslak is at that tender age where we all seek a little independence, but do not know what to do with it. When nothing in the...

Venice 2017 Review: UNDER THE TREE, Reason Eclipsed in Dark Icelandic Social Satire

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson third feature, a social satire Under the Tree, aptly embodies the present times when primal urges emerge coagulating the state of civilization into homo homini lupus-type of society when populism and other forms of extremism cast thick shadows over reason.

Venice Review 2017: MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: CANTO UNO, We Need To Talk About Kechiche

I think it's about time we all sit down and have a frank chat about Abdellatif Kechiche, because he's made me pretty cranky with his latest feature, Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno. By now it's well documented that his last film,...

Baffling Yet Delightful: Behold THE SQUARE Trailer

I just watched this trailer and, frankly, I have no idea what The Square is about. But recently my mind has been opened up by watching David Lynch's Twin Peaks: The Return, and so I don't even know if things...

Toronto 2017: Watch New THELMA Trailer and Be Electrified

We're big fans of Norwegian director Joachim Trier, whose past features -- Reprise, Oslo, August 31st and Louder Than Bombs -- have demonstrated his ability to weave deeply personal themes into sharply provocative dramas. His latest, Thelma, promises a bit...

Slash Film Festival 2017 Announces Eye-popping Program

If you happen to live in or around Austria and you have some spare time in between September 21 and the 1st of October, /slash has you covered! Austria’s premiere fantastic film festival kicks off with one of the year’s...

Toronto 2017: THE SWAN Exclusive, An Emotional And Visually Poetic Trailer Debut

Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir's feature film debut, a coming-of-age story called The Swan, will have its world premiere here in Toronto during the opening weekend of the festival. Hjörleifsdóttir will be in town to present her film.    Screen Anarchy is...

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival: 2017 Edition Unveils Festival Poster by Italian Artist LRNZ

Follow us for long enough and you know that we love a good film festival poster as much as anyone. So when the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival unveiled the poster for their seventeenth edition happening in early November we knew right...

Watch The Exclusive GUTLAND Trailer

There's something strange brewing in Luxembourg and it will be arriving on cinema screens with the premiere of Govinda Van Maele's thriller Gutland at the Toronto International Film Festival. And we are pleased to give a taste of Van Maele's...