What I’ve been watching: September films

OK I know it’s a bit late but the 33rd Cambridge Film Festival provided a real movie-going treat and I’ve only just caught up with it all. Here’s my round up of September films, all except three watched at CFF:

The Apartment (Billy Wilder, USA, 1960). I know it’s a classic but I found it very sleazy. And I’m never going to like Jack Lemmon. Sorry.

Gold (Thomas Arslan, Germany, 2013). Searching for gold on the Klondike in a German language Western set in late 1800s Canada, starring Nina Hoss; sounds curious, was interesting, looked beautiful, but didn’t quite live up to its potential.

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Cambridge Film Festival 2013: Reviewing Dead Cat (UK, directed by Stefan Georgiou)

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Dead Cat is a funny, engaging and thoughtful film about being 30-something and realising what is important: it’s a kind of a coming of age film for adults. Relationships of all sorts are at the heart of this very British film – friendships, love and romance, families. It was one of my top three films at this year’s Cambridge Film Festival and I strongly recommend it to anyone. As well as watching Dead Cat on the small and big screen I spoke to director Stefan Georgiou about his debut feature.

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