Saul Sebag-Montefiore

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REVIEW: Violette

Find a dark room, light a cigarette and stick on a PJ Harvey album because the relentlessness of loneliness and poverty is confronted head on in Violette; an emotionally strenuous biopic of writer Violette Leduc. The film undresses the existence of a female artist’s life in parallel to her complex relationship with mentor, celebrated feminist…

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Review: 43,000 Feet

Director: Campbell Hooper Writer: Matthew Harris Starring: Dylan Pharazyn Runtime: 9mins Genre: Drama Statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43,000 feet where he must quantify his descending thoughts in the 3 minutes and 18 seconds before he hits the ground. Hooper’s film engages light-heartedly in the abstract gap between human experience and…

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Review: L’accordeur

Director and Writer: Olivier Treiner Starring: Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Daniele Lebrun, Gregory Gadebois Runtime: 14mins Genre: Thriller Overlooked piano protégé, to the confusion of his agent, assumes the role of a blind piano tuner after a public nervous collapse at the prestigious Bernstein Prize renders his identity invisible. Initially the power of his deception, as he expounds…

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