Review: Bleak Moments

Written and directed by Mike Leigh, Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbour and irritating workmate. Starring: Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan, Joolia Cappleman, Liz Smith and Mike Bradwell.

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Review: The Feast

Directed by Lee Haven Jones and written by Roger Williams, a wealthy family has a dinner party at its home in the Welsh mountains, hosting a local businessman and farmer who hope to broker a business deal. A mysterious young woman arrives to be the family’s waitress, and things begin to unravel. Starring: Annes Elwy, Nia Roberts, Julian Lewis Jones, Steffan Cennydd, Sion Alun Davies, Caroline Berry, Rhodri Meilir and Lisa Palfrey.

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Review: Our Ladies

Written and directed by Michael Caton-Jones, co-written by Alan Sharp, in 1990s Scotland, a group of Catholic school girls get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they’re more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition. Starring: Tallulah Greive, Abigail Lawrie, Rona Morison, Sally Messham, Marli Siu, Eve Austin and Kate Dickie.

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Review: West North West

Written and directed by Takuro Nakamura, Kei works at a cocktail bar, while Ai works as a model. Fearing she’ll be ostracised by society, Kei chooses not to admit her sexual orientation to anyone, and, as a result, she becomes distressed and lonely. One day, Kei gets close to Naima, an Iranian student studying art in Japan. Starring: Hanae Kan, Sahel Rosa and Yuka Yamauchi.

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Review: The Invisible Mother

Written and directed by Matthew Diebler and Jacob Gillman, Marcy returns to her grandparents’ to find a hell of surreal ghosts and psychedelic visions. With the help of her weed dealer, her phone psychic, and her southern belle neighbour, Marcy must un-blur the lines of reality to save her family. Starring: Fayelyn Bilodeau, Helen Slayton-Hughes, Richard Riehle, Kiersten Warren, Debra Wilson and Kale Clauson.

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Review: The Secret of Sinchanee

Written and directed by lead actor Steven Grayhm, an industrial tow truck driver suffering from insomnia returns to his childhood home after the untimely death of his father, to discover that a paranormal presence has been living in the house and haunting the sacred land it was built on. Also starring: Laila Lockhart Kraner, Rudy Reyes, Tamara Austin, Chris Neville, Margarita Reyes, Mark Oliver, Kathleen Kenny and Nate Boyer.

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Review: My Little Sister

Written and directed by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, Lisa has bid goodbye to her ambitions as a playwright and the Berlin arts scene and now lives in Switzerland with her husband, who runs an international school. When her twin brother falls ill, she returns to Berlin. Starring: Nina Hoss, Lars Eidinger, Marthe Keller, Jens Albinus and Thomas Ostermeier.

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