“‘This skin is my Star of David’”. A Review of Kenny Glanaan’s film ‘Yasmin’
Two British-made films screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival this summer sought to explore what causes young, secular Muslims to re-examine their faith. Designed to provoke, both films attempt to highlight the context in which young people embrace religion from moderate beginnings.
Paisà is being shown as part of a series of films complimenting this year’s Oxford Amnesty Lectures.
‘Indians have a tendency to make up stories about Britain’, he admitted, ‘When people see their son leave the motherland to go abroad, they have this idea that he probably lives in a mansion and drives a sports car, little knowing that he probably ended up with a job in McDonalds.
Here is a wonderful film that plays out with the subtle depth of a good novel.
Nemonie Roderick and Dylan Lowthian on Voyage au Congo.
In This World shows us that an absolute division between fact and fiction may not be an accurate distinction.
Provocative and disorientating, Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible demands tolerance and tenacity from its audience, but offers little of value in return.