London Film Festival 2013: A Guide

Somehow, faster than we could realise, the BFI London Film Festival is about to be upon us once again. What is especially exciting, though, is that the 57th edition is packed with the year's most anticipated ti... Read More...

Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival 2013: Penumbra

In more ways than one, Penumbra is late to the party. With its protracted pans and incident-free longueurs, it might be seen as a stylistic continuation of ‘slow cinema’, whose death agony was more or less diagnosed by Sight & Sound editor Nick James during and after this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Furthermore, with its docudrama feel and days-in-the-life look at Adelelmo (Adelelmo Jimenez), a hunter who lives with his wife (Carlota Rodriquez) in virtual solitude in rural Mexico, the film is a humble retreat from the burning issues currently facing Mexico’s urban centres. Suffice to say, then, urgency is not its suit.