Review: ‘Cavebirds’

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Cavebirds (Canada, 81 minute.) Dir Emily Gan Programme: Canadian Spectrum (World Premiere) Montreal-based Emily Gan’s debut feature is a first-person essay film around an unusual subject: bird spit. To be more specific,

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Review: ‘Prey’

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Prey (Canada, 85 min) Dir. Matt Gallagher Programme: Canadian Spectrum (World Premiere) The subject of Prey is a civil lawsuit against the Basilian Fathers of Toronto, which took place last year, over their part

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Review: ‘Beloved’

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Hot Docs 2019 [4369] [tara-hakim] Hakim, Tara _Beloved_ is a feast for the eyes and heart. {image_1} Beloved (Iran, 54 min.) Dir. Yaser Talebi Programme: World Showcase (Canadian Premiere) Beautifully filmed with

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Review: ‘Conviction’

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Conviction (Canada, 78 minutes) Dir. Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke, Teresa MacInnes Programme: Canadian Spectrum A film about Canadian women prisoners made over a couple of years, Conviction is a touchingly personal view of inmate

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Review: ‘The Rest’

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The Rest (Germany, 78 min.) Dir. Ai Weiwei Programme: Special Presentations (North American Premiere) Ai Weiwei’s 2017 doc Human Flow is one of the most extraordinary portraits of the global migration crisis ever put

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