Scandinavian Film Festival 2019 Review: A White, White Day

Who: Written and directed by Hlynur Pálmason What: A White, White Day (part of the Scandinavian Film Festival 2019) When: 17 July – 7 August (Adelaide), see website for session times. Where: Place Nova Eastend and Prospect Cinemas View an extract from the film. A White, White Day is the centrepiece of this year’s Scandinavian Film Festival, with lead Ingvar E. Sigurdsson having won Best … Continue reading Scandinavian Film Festival 2019 Review: A White, White Day

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Knife + Heart

The erotic-surrealist French film Un couteau dans le Coeur (Knife + Heart in English) is a love letter from director Yann Gonzalez to the high-art 35mm European porn of the 1970s. This homage to the quaint and pastoral production of the gay porn of yore is streaked with a darker, and more seditious “plot” – if it can be termed even that. When Anne (Vanessa … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Knife + Heart

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy paints a provocative, heartfelt, and daring portrait of addiction, family, and love. This biographical drama is an adaptation of father and son David and Nic Sheff’s best-selling memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction (2008) and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2007) respectively. Beautiful Boy tells the tale of Nic Sheff (played by the new it-boy Timothée Chalamet) and his … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Beautiful Boy

Yeah Baby, The Adelaide Film Festival program just got announced!

It used to be that you’d wait two full years between Adelaide Film Festivals but, lo an behold, they’ve managed to make it an annual event – and a bloody enticing one at that. If you, like me,  bought tickets to an 11am screening of The Book Club at the GU Film house and accidentally wandered into the Film Festival’s program launch event, then you … Continue reading Yeah Baby, The Adelaide Film Festival program just got announced!