Times and Winds review

From the Film and Festivals print mag:

Set in a mountainous Turkish village, Times and Winds (Bes Vakit) looks at a Muslim community defined by the five daily calls to prayer. The stories of three children give the viewer a way in: Omer (Ozkan Ozen), whose father is the subject of his murderous impulses; Yakup (Ali Bey Kayali), whose crush on his schoolteacher is shared by his father; and Yildiz (Elit Iscan), who often has to act as a mother to her small brother.

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Somers Town review

From the Film and Festivals print mag:

NB: I foolishly didn’t realise this at the time of writing, but the whole thing was funded by Eurostar money. Explains a lot!

Director Shane Meadows leaves behind the harsh lessons and 80’s Nottingham setting of This Is England in his new effort, Somers Town. It is a much gentler tale of growing up, set in modern-day London.

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