Tag: MIFF 2019

REVIEW: First Love (2019)

Leo (Masataka Kubota) is a young amateur boxer who gets knocked out in the ring and diagnosed with a brain tumour. When he meets the drug-addicted sex worker Yuri (Sakurako Kanishi), he gets unwittingly dragged into a drug-smuggling operation involving the Yakuza, a Chinese Triad, and a corrupt police officer. Director Takashi Miike is back ...

REVIEW: The Nightingale (2018)

When Irish convict Clare (Aising Franciosi) suffers an unimaginable injustice, she sets out across the Tasmanian wilderness on a quest for revenge. Aiding her on her travels is an Indigenous tracker named Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), who faces personal tragedies of his own. Jennifer Kent made an enormous impact with her first feature, the 2014 horror ...

REVIEW: Les Misérables (2019)

Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) kicks off his first day as a member of a Parisian street crime unit with fellow officer Gwada (Djibril Zonga) and arrogant commanding officer Chris (Alexis Manenti). They are tasked with patrolling the community of the notorious Montfermeil district, famous as the setting for Victor Hugo's famous novel Les Misérables and now populated ...