MDQ Fest Round-Up 4: Western, Wajib, Invisible & The First Lap

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and we continue to review the movies competing in the festival’s International Section. The final round-up includes Western (Valeska Grisebach, Germany), Wajib (Annemarie Jacir, Palestine), Invisible (Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina) and The First Lap (Kim Dae-Hwan, South Korea).

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MDQ Fest Round-Up 2: Primas, Les Gardiennes, 5 Therapy & The Silence of the Wind

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and we continue to review the movies competing in the festival’s International Section. Today’s round-up includes Primas (Laura Bari, Argentina), Les Gardiennes (Xavier Beauvois, France), 5 Therapy (Alisa Pavlovskaya, Ukraine) and The Silence of the Wind (Álvaro Poce Centeno, Puerto Rico).

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MDQ Fest Round-Up 1: Thelma, Columbus, Ramiro & Good Luck

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and we’ll be reviewing the movies competing in the festival’s International Section. Today’s round-up includes Thelma (Joachim Trier, Norway), Columbus (Kogonada, USA/South Korea), Ramiro (Manuel Mozos, Portugal) and Good Luck (Ben Russell, France/Germany).

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Recommendations, please?

by Joanna van der Veen

If you go to a lot of film festivals, you get to see an awful lot of films from an awful lot of places. Many of those films are excellent, and stick with you long after watching. You rave about them to anyone who’s foolish enough to ask if you’ve seen anything good. But then those films don’t get a wide release, and the people you’ve recommended them to give up on finding them. Frustrating but far from unusual and so, every now and then, I like to remind myself about these cinematic gems…

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Review: A United Kingdom (2016)

A belated missive from the Bath Film Festival.

by Joanna van der Veen

In 1948, a white English bank clerk marries an African prince. The marriage sparks a diplomatic crisis. It throws an entire African nation into turmoil. It is hotly debated in the Houses of Parliament. Sounds like a film script, right?

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Review: Sing Street (2016)

Pop goes the world… and Ireland.

by Alejandro Turdó

Being a teen from the slumbs in 1980s Dublin, ruled by the economic misadventures of the era might have been definitively rough… try adding falling head over heels for the prettiest girl in town to the equation. Another (off-competition) review from the 31st Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

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Review: Aquarius (2016)

Brazil’s 2nd #MDQFest entry houses a powerful female performance.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Continuing our coverage of the 31st Mar del Plata International Film Festival – specifically the International Competition – today we review another Brazilian movie (following Marco Dutra’s The Silent Sky), Aquarius by Kleber Mendonça Filho, which premiered earlier this year at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (causing some controversy while at it by publically denouncing the impeachment of then-president Dilma Rouseff).

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