Film critic / Freelance writer
"This year’s online edition of Rotterdam’s IFFR offered a wide collection of visually and thematically diverse films, the majority of which focused on marginalised stories of queer identities, otherwise overlooked women’s narratives and societies affected by dark histories of colonialism and fascist governments. One of such surprises among 16 titles presented in the Tiger Competition proved to be a delicate coming-of-age drama set in a small Kosovar town, where any manifestation of female individuality still ends in immediate suppression by…
Visually very similar to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. There are some bold cinematic choices in there, with an unsettling taxi drive that ends in taking the side road and masturbating under the tree being one of the film's best moments. But overall, I found the film somewhat empty - it would have made a perfect short, but there just wasn't enough substance in it for a feature.
What a complete nonsensical bullshit.
Pattinson: "The whole humanity is going to die."
Debicki, somehow: "Including my son!"
The most cringy piece of dialogue I've heard this entire year. Nolan, get on with the times and write better female characters, for fuck's sake. Women having agency only when their motherhood is under threat - are we really still there?
As someone born in Yugoslavia, I found this film both hilarious and offensive. Still, I had quite a laugh watching this - solely due to the fact that, in the theatre full of Slovenes, we were all fully aware of how ridiculous the whole thing was.
The film sure dived right into its own mess, as it set the opening scene in Yugoslavia 1999 (eight years after the country's disintegration! - in 1991 Slovenia and Croatia gained their independence, soon…