Author: Veina Yang

Film Review: The Missing Picture (Cambodia, France, 2013)

March 13, 2014

“Sometimes silence is a scream.” Such is the conclusion the unnamed protagonist of The Missing Picture comes to, after pondering his father’s starvation-suicide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. The unusual style of this poetic documentary is anchored by the intricate clay figurines made for the film, representatives of the Old and New people […]

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Film Review: Labor Day (M) (USA, 2013)

February 4, 2014

Long weekends don’t usually end up changing your life. Henry is in that tricky period of being 13 years old and belies wisdom beyond his years in choosing to live with his single mother Adele who is coping with depression, played by a beautifully elegiac Kate Winslet. The story is set in 1987 and revolves […]

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Hola Mexico Film Festival Review: Nosotros Los Nobles (We Are The Nobles) (Mexico, 2013)

December 11, 2013

Seeing any film at the Chauvel cinema, Paddington in Sydney is like stepping into an intimate experience. The service is friendly and personalised, and the cinema itself exudes a kind of chilled-out classy atmos; before your chosen film starts, you can order a beer or glass of wine to enjoy out on the balcony, or […]

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