Browsing: NIFF 2014

NIFF 2014
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The documentary is a narrative which tells the story of Manipur, a north-eastern Indian state trying to heal itself through the American game of baseball. Manipur has had a long history of conflicts with the Indian army which has resulted in the martial law. This martial law gives Indian army the liberty to arrest anyone who could be a part of …

NIFF 2014
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Like so many indie Canadian road movies before it, Cas & Dylan (2014) uses brevity and light-heartedness to illuminate a deeply bonding journey. Much of the film lacks weight, as serious themes and conditions are glossed over in favour of a more affable and comedic course of action. …

Film Festival
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Four Corners is a film that illuminates unseen sectarian violence that has been plaguing the South Africa as its frustrated and impoverished citizens grow weary of playing by a rulebook that leaves basic necessities just out of reach. Stone-faced men appoint themselves as generals of brutal organizations, using tattoos as a permanent …

Film Festival
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The gentle pastoral landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales roll outward to the infinite horizon, yellowish green wisps painted onto craggy stones offering sustenance to livestock corralled by natural stone fences that weather the ages in stoic silence. Even the beautiful secret corners of the world are subject to heartache and loss, and Lad: A …

Film Festival
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With only two sets and three characters, writer/director Hugh Sullivan does everything he can with The Infinite Man to craft a complex time loop and fulfilling romantic story. He’s stupendously successful given the monetary limitations, as this is not only funny but also intellectually and emotionally engaging, Upon first viewing, it will be …

Film Festival
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Prodigies have the unenviable position of living their entire life under the heavy expectations of the world and their ownselves while always being at the risk of peaking too early and looking back at mere possibilities of what could have been. While career documentaries on prodigies have been done plenty of times before, what sets Bobbi …

Film Festival
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The road for the idiosyncratic dreamer is a difficult one and wrought with perilous self-doubt and a lifetime of practicality nagging at one’s confidence. The ghosts of parents offer pragmatic advice in the back of the mind, sometimes leading the dreamer to forfeit their plans or relegate them to haunting whispers that become part of …