#VIWFF2020 Blog 4: “Heavy Craving” Film Review

#VIWFF2020 Blog 4: “Heavy Craving” Film Review Written by: Katrina Mugume Hsieh Pei-Ju’s Heavy Craving is a heartwarming comedy-drama that tackles a long-contested topic with hard facts and immense empathy. Ying-Juan is a 30-year-old woman who dreams of being a professional chef. As that is yet to be actualized, she cooks passionately for the childrenContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 4: “Heavy Craving” Film Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 3: “Black Conflux” Film Review

#VIWFF2020 Blog 3: “Black Conflux” Film Review Written by: Katrina Mugume Black Conflux, the exciting debut feature from Canadian filmmaker Nicole Dorsey, is no ordinary coming of age drama set in late 1980’s Newfoundland. Nature and nurture, predator and prey mirror a small town where the lives of two troubled teenagers intersect. Dorsey explores issuesContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 3: “Black Conflux” Film Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 2: “Take Me Somewhere Nice” Film Review

#VIWFF2020 Blog 2: “Take Me Somewhere Nice” Film Review Written by: Katrina Mugume The highly emotional and senseless period between teenager and young adult is aptly captured in this quirky coming of age road film. A feature debut from director Ena Sendijarević, “Take Me Somewhere Nice” is also the deserved winner of the Rotterdam SpecialContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 2: “Take Me Somewhere Nice” Film Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 1: “A First Farewell” Film Review

#VIWFF2020 Blog 1: “A First Farewell” Film Review Written by: Hanna B. A First Farewell is the debut feature of Chinese filmmaker Lina Wang that garnered a lot of attention and won prizes at the Berlinale last year. The 87 minute doc-drama-like project is set in a remote area of China’s Uighur region where WangContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 1: “A First Farewell” Film Review”