Category Archive: SFIFF

Review: El Cordero (Francisco Olea, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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El Cordero (translated as “the lamb”) is another feature-length directorial debut, this time by Chilean filmmaker Juan Francisco Olea, and probably my favorite of the three SFIFF films I’ve reviewed so far. The movie’s… Continue reading

Review: Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere (Nguyen, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) is full of interesting directorial debuts this year, and Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere, which won Best Debut Film at the Venice Film Festival, is no exception.… Continue reading

Review: A Few Cubic Meters of Love (Mahmoudi, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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Director Jamshid Mahmoudi‘s compelling debut feature film A Few Cubic Meters of Love, screening in a few weeks at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), tells the tale of two lovesick youth… Continue reading

Looking Ahead: 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival

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I’m taking a break from CAAMFest reviews to make sure you are all aware that the 58th annual San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) is coming up soon! Opening Night is on Thursday,… Continue reading

Review: Return to Homs (Derki, 2013) – SFIFF 2014

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After missing this film at Sundance this year and seeing it win the festival’s World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for documentaries, we were eager to catch Return to Homs at SFIFF. The documentary… Continue reading

Review: Standing Aside, Watching (Servetas, 2013) – SFIFF 2014

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I wanted to like Standing Aside, Watching. I’d been quite impressed with the other few international films we’d seen at SFIFF and had even begun to think that SFIFF directors knew how to pick… Continue reading

Review: School of Babel (Bertuccelli, 2014) – SFIFF 2014

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I caught this movie during my volunteer shift at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in North America. (I even got to be the mic runner for the Q&A!)… Continue reading

Looking Ahead: 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival

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If you live in the Bay Area, here’s your chance to catch a few of the movies I reviewed from Sundance as well as a host of other potentially great indie/art house films.… Continue reading