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.

Synonyms review – extremely bizarre but undeniably lovable

Berlinale winner Synonyms is a wonderfully quirky if not unquestionably complicated film that will frustrate you at times, but ultimately leave you wanting more of its running spitfire dialogue on identity and nationalism.

Personal Shopper review – moody fashion thriller with the occasional spectre

Personal Shopper is an interesting trip into the high-end fashion world and the spoilt brats that inhabit it. An otherwise overused cliche that's been given a refreshing, albeit sometimes strange subplot involving a ghost.