Review Roundup – The Other Side of Hope, The Red Turtle, I Am Not Madame Bovary

We’ve got three new releases this week – The Red Turtle, The Other Side of Hope and I Am Not Madame Bovary. Check out some reviews for the films below and pop into the IFI to make up your own mind!

THE RED TURTLE
“Another masterful turn from Studio Ghibli”
4/5 – Irish Times

“The experience is captivating, transcendental even”
4/5 – The Guardian

“There are few words, but The Red Turtle doesn’t need them: nature is the star of this film”
4/5 – Independent

“A wordless wonder”
4/5 – Telegraph

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
“You could never have heard of Aki Kaurismäki and come away from this film knowing exactly what the fuss has always been about”
5/5 – Telegraph

“A Finnish refugee crisis of conscience”
4/5 – Irish Times

“Mines the deadpan humour he’s famous for while refusing to flinch from heartbreak and hardship”
4/5 – Guardian

“A film full of playful asides and moving moments, outbursts of music, joy and despair. It’s odd, and will stay with you”
4/5 – Independent

I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY
“All in all, ‘Madame Bovary’ is quite something, gradually building to a jawdropping final scene. Anyone with an interest in Chinese arthouse cinema really needs to see this”
4/5 – Time Out London

“Relatively low-key but always engaging, “I Am Not Madame Bovary” wears its expansive scale lightly”
Variety


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