FFF 2019: Les Misérables review – superb thriller with an explosive third act

Ladj Ly's debut feature film Les Misérables is less musical than its name suggests... It's a tense little gang thriller set in the modern-day Montfermeil district of Paris, where Victor Hugo's classic novel 'Les Misérables' was written, whose explosive third act feels wholly original and timely.

Prague French Film Festival – English friendly programme tips

This year, the Prague French Film Festival boasts a number of titles with both Czech AND English subtitles. From competition films like Cannes hit comedy On a Magical Night to Ladj Ly's visceral Parisian gang thriller Les Misérables, and a retrospective on French auteur Henri-Georges Clouzot. Prague based cinemas Kino Lucerna, Kino Svetozor, Kino 35 and Edison Filmhub will host the festival from November 20th - 27th.

Doctor Sleep review – ‘Shining’ sequel fails to lift off

Doctor Sleep is probably the most perplexing Hollywood remake/reboot/sequel of the year. Although Stephen King's source material is strong, engaging and even creepy at times, along with Mike Flanagan's visual flair for the gothic and grim, it buckles under the heavy half-assed attempts to bring back characters (and certain locations) from The Shining.

‘Solo’ – documentary on pianist Martín Perino wins Czech Joy award at Jihlava

New documentary film Solo recently won the Czech Joy award for best Czech documentary at the prestigous Jihlava Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Pianist and protagonist Martín Perino is currently in the Czech Republic performing and promoting the film, which will be released nationally this Thursday, October 31st through Artcam films.

Ghost Town Anthology – the French-Canadian indie you must see this Halloween

Ghost Town Anthology is a new French-Canadian supernatural drama that takes a wonderfully explicit look at the gossip and ghosts of lonely small-town life, and you can catch a special Q&A screening of the new film with director Denis Côté this Halloween in Edison Filmhub.