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Playlist review – relatable, quirky Parisian quarter-life drama

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This is not a perfect film but it is an interesting one. French graphic novelist Nine Antico makes her feature debut, and puts us in the familiar universe of a woman in her mid-20s, disappointed and disillusioned with...

Mussolini’s Sister review – interestingly quirky portrait of a grumpy octogenarian

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Juna Suleiman’s documentary about Hiam, her octogenarian grandmother who lives in Nazareth, is no journey through a picture-perfect family album. Hiam is not the cake-baking kind of grandmother. In fact, she is grumpy...

Iceland Is Best review – quirky coming-of-age indie never takes off

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Here’s yet another quirky indie film with a feisty teenager who longs to get as far away from her birthplace as possible. The setting is a small fishing town in Iceland, however, which lends an interesting internation...

Dinner in America review – quirky couple take a trip through suburbia

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“Is weird cool?” “In your case, no.” This pert exchange summarises the style of writer-director Adam Rehmeier’s indie dramedy, with two very good lead performers whose unexpected chemistry gradually makes this film li...

Apples review – quirky Athenian amnesia mystery

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Here is an enigmatically quirky Greek film about identity and memory, much talked about and talked up on the festival circuit. It’s the work of debut feature film-maker Christos Nikou, who cut his teeth as second assi...