Review: A Man Called Ove

Ove (pronounced Oo-vah), who has given up on life, is a cantankerous, retired, lonely widowed man spending his time unofficially guarding the gated community where he lives. But he reluctantly develops a friendship with a young family new to the area which gives him a new lease of life. A beautiful, quirky comedy/drama about love and friendship across the generations.

Review: Chilé ’76

A scream outside in the street and the squeal of tyres as the secret police remove someone in plain sight as all the bystanders look away; this is Chile in the 1970’s. Carmen, the stylish wife of a prosperous Santiago doctor becomes gradually drawn into helping anti government forces in this compelling drama of privilege and dissent.

Review: Aftersun

Set in the late 1990’s, the film follows Sophie, an 11 year old girl, on holiday with her father at a fading Turkish resort on the eve of his 31st birthday. Twenty years later, Sophie reflects on the rare time spent with her loving father Calum who struggled under the weight of life outside fatherhood. Her recollections become a heart rendering portrait of their relationship as she tries to reconcile the father she knew, with the man she didn’t.