Five Broken Cameras (Palestine/Israel/France/Netherlands 2012)

Five Broken Cameras is an engaging and well-made documentary. It’s affective in making us feel the emotions of the filmmaker who was compelled to complete it and it deserves the praise it has received and the audience interest it has attracted. The events it portrays are shocking and in a civilised world they would be… Read More Five Broken Cameras (Palestine/Israel/France/Netherlands 2012)

LFF 2012 #3: El taaib (The Repentant/Le repenti, Algeria-France 2012)

By the time of my third film of the day, I was very tired and this was a demanding film in the circumstances. This interesting review from Cine-Vue suggests that the film was well-chosen as part of the ‘Debate’ strand of the festival (a slide on-screen announces this after you’ve sat through the rather tedious festival filmed… Read More LFF 2012 #3: El taaib (The Repentant/Le repenti, Algeria-France 2012)