AFI FEST 2019, Film Reviews

AFI FEST REVIEW: Atlantics (2019)

French-Senegalese actor and director Mati Diop made her short-film directorial debut in 2009 with Atlantiques, a documentary about Senegal (where her father was born) and the desperate people there who make treacherous boat-crossings in the hope of a better life. She has since made four…

AFI FEST 2019, Film Reviews

AFI FEST REVIEW: Antigone (2019)

Taking a 2,500 year old play and turning it into something as urgent, contemporary and fresh as this new film, which is Canada’s entry for the Oscars (as the spoken language is Quebecois), is no mean feat. But it is one that has been taken…

AFI FEST 2019, Film Reviews

REVIEW: And Then We Danced (AFI Fest 2019)

Swedish-Georgian director Levan Akin had been wanting to make something set in Georgia for some time when he was inspired, a few years ago,  by 50 young people holding the first Georgian Pride. They were subjected to a violent counter-protest of thousands of people, whipped…