April 28th, 2017

MIFF round-up: highlights and lowlights

Well, that’s all folks. The Melbourne International Film Festival is done for another year, and we can all crawl back into our burrows, load up on echinacea and try to recover just in time for the next film festival.I attended 30 sessions, slightly less than I had hoped for before the festival, but due to […]

MIFF day nine: Top Floor Left Wing, Route Irish, Outrage

Top Floor Left Wing (Dernier étage gauche gauche, Angelo Cianci, France/Luxembourg) The debutante French director Angelo Cianci set himself quite a task in his first feature film. He attempts to combine a tense hostage drama situation with broad, silly humour, and inject an undercurrent of biting sociopolitical satire and cross-cultural commentary as well. It’s not […]