Filmworker ★★★★ review

by Nadia Bee How do you run away with the circus, when you are already right there, in the spotlight? In 1975, Leon Vitali, a talented and lauded actor, was on the set of Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon, in a key role opposite Marisa Berenson and Ryan O’Neal. Vitali then had an epiphany which would […]

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Adriana’s Pact ★★★★ review

by Jamie Brown This austere Chilean documentary, a decidedly personal directing debut from Lissette Orozco, tells a cautionary tale about family. During Orozco’s apparently ordinary upbringing, Aunt Adriana was a glamourous, exciting role model. Each time her favourite aunt paid a visit from Australia, it was like the family rock star had swung into town, […]

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Tonsler Park ★★ review

by Jamie Brown Tonsler Park plays in LFF’s Experimenta strand, which is essentially the festival’s modern art selection. Though the content is unpredictable and requires an open mind, even the most sympathetic to such material might struggle to get through all 80 minutes of Kevin Everson’s Tonsler Park.

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