The World to Come – Review

by Jordan King An overwhelmingly sensual and sensory experience set against the backdrop of rural mid-19th Century New York, Mona Fastvold’s The World To Come is a gorgeously realised portrayal of relationships both burning with passion and burnt out long ago, of the yearning romance held in the written word, and of the smouldering, transportive power of the physical embrace. Shot on grainy, textural 16mm … Continue reading The World to Come – Review

Bipolar – IFFR 2021 Review

Our coverage of the International Film Festival Rotterdam was made possible by the Bird’s Eye View Community Fund. In Greek myth Orpheus, the titular character – a celebrated poet and musician – travels through the gates of Hell to retrieve his wife Eurydice, stolen in death and kept captive by Hades. Pleading with the God of the Underworld, and Queen of the Underground Persephone, Orpheus … Continue reading Bipolar – IFFR 2021 Review