Review: The Swimmer

Written and directed by Adam Kalderon, having earned himself a coveted spot at an elite training camp, swimmer Erez finds himself thrust into an unforgiving world of sporting rivalry, battling against his peers for a place on the Olympic team. With his goal in sight, Erez is single-minded in his athletic ambition, that is until he meets handsome fellow swimmer Nevo. Starring: Omer Perelman Striks, Asaf Jonas, Nadia Kucher and Igal Reznik.

Continue reading “Review: The Swimmer”

Review: Queer Parivaar

Written and directed by lead actor Shiva Raichandani, co-written by Amani Saeed, when a mysterious gate crasher appears at their wedding, Madhav and Sufi are forced to face past secrets and reflect on what makes a family. Also starring: Taru Devani, Raimu Itfum, Asifa Lahore, Anick and Aroob Sajjad.

Continue reading “Review: Queer Parivaar”

Review: Cop Secret

Written and directed by Hannes Þór Halldórsson, co-written by Nína Petersen and Sverrir Þór Sverrisson, a cop in denial of his sexuality, falls in love with his new partner, while investigating a string of bank break-in. Starring: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Vivian Ólafsdóttir, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Júlíana Sara Gunnarsdóttir.

Continue reading “Review: Cop Secret”

Review: Nico

Written and directed by Eline Gehring, co-written by Francy Fabritz and Sara Fazilat, Nico enjoys the summer in Berlin with her best friend Rosa until a racist attack pulls her out of her carefree everyday life. Traumatized by the crime, the geriatric nurse decides never to be a victim again and begins to train with a karate world champion. Starring: Sara Fazilat, Sara Klimoska, Javeh Asefdjah, Andreas Marquardt and Sabrina Tannen.

Continue reading “Review: Nico”

Review: The Sound of Scars

Directed by Leigh Brooks, the story of three lifelong friends who overcame domestic violence, substance abuse and depression to form Life of Agony, one of the most influential bands in its genre, led by the very first openly transgender singer. Through the success of their ground-breaking 1993 debut “River Runs Red” they channelled their cumulative life stories into a soundtrack for a broken generation.

Continue reading “Review: The Sound of Scars”

Review: Do This For Me

Directed by Marnie Baxter and written by star April Kelley, maintaining friendships in your twenties is tricky, juggling careers, romance and the dread of turning 30. Lex, Gracie, Beca, Kat, and Joy reunite to pay tribute to a friend, tensions quickly rise as tipsy turns to drunk and grief takes hold of those left behind. Also starring: Taj Atwal, Sara Huxley, Tilly Keeper and Adelle Leonce.

Continue reading “Review: Do This For Me”

Review: I Am the Tigress

Directed by Philipp Fussenegger and Dino Osmanoviç, Tischa Thomas cuts a beguiling figure in a tight dress, with strawberry blonde wig and enormous biceps. Her extraordinary transformation from overweight mother-of-three to disciplined athlete and dominatrix speaks volumes about the relationship between gender and race.

Continue reading “Review: I Am the Tigress”