REVIEW: ‘Cocoon’ (2020) is Worthy of its Golden Glow

“Krippendorff crafts a stunningly alluring narrative of feminine intimacy” Cocoon (Kokon) is a triumph on the brink of womanhood: a searing portrait of young queerness centred around the lesbian awakening of fourteen-year-old Nora (Jena Urzendowaky). In the sizzling heat of Berlin’s 2018 summer, Nora has many firsts: menstruation, masturbation and smoking marijuana. Yet the core self-discovery of Nora’s…

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Films for this Unconventional Christmas

Inevitably, the holidays will not be usual proceedings this year. Whether it is travel plans, present buying or seasonal tradition that has changed for you, we hope you can find some atypical festive cheer in our compiled collection of non-Christmas Christmas films.  To mark this bizarre holiday period, Flip Screen contributors have joined forces to…

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NFF Review: ‘Women In Film’ Strand

Reviews of the short films in Norwich Film Festival’s ‘Women In Film’ strand which shows an array of female-directed shorts.

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Top of the Docs #37 – LFF Special: ‘If It Were Love’ (2020) Reminisces on Human Touch

If It Were Love is an intense film following the touring show of Crowd from theatre to theatre. The fly on the wall documentary observes these performers behind the scenes.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Ammonite’ (2020) is a Beautifully Polished Period Lesbian Love Story

With little knowledge of the private life of the real Mary Anning, Ammonite fills in the gaps with queer pining and fossil hunting.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Supernova’ (2020) Shines Bright with Glowing Performances

Supernova is a tender, devastatingly gorgeous road trip, brooding with introspection.

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REVIEW: ‘Don’t Think Twice’ (2020) is an Intimate Reflection on Dementia

Harry Hitchen’s sublime short ‘Don’t Think Twice’ offers an emotive insight to the life of a man who through the dark cloud of dementia finds joy in music.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Farewell Amor’ (2020) is an Impressive Trichotomous Negotiation of Family Values

Farewell Amor features many goodbyes, some more painful than others, but each farewell marks a new beginning.

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First Look Review: ‘We Are Who We Are’ (2020) Flourishes Under The Italian Sun

‘We Are Who We Are’ continues Guadagnino’s streak of focus upon summer infatuation and the burning desire of young people.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘My Fiona’ (2020) Is A Heartfelt Look at Love And Loss.

Kelly Walker’s directorial debut plots Jane’s mourning for Fiona as she tries to find peace and space beside Fiona’s wife, Gemma (Corbin Reid), and Fiona’s seven-year-old son, Bailey (Elohim Nycalove).

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