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.

Review: Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Gloriously filmed in staggeringly beautiful locations disillusioned young teacher, Ugyen, is posted to the world’s most remote school. In the shadow of the Himalayas Lunana is a tiny village accessible only by a week long trek on foot. It takes being so far away from the city for Ugyen to understand the importance of his work … and to understand the value of Yak dung! This is a charming drama that gives insight into a part of the world rarely seen on the cinema screen.