Thursday, 28 August 2014


'Eminently watchable... intelligent... illuminating' are a few of the compliments being paid to Rakhshan Bani-Etemad's Venice competition entry, Tales. The compliation feature, comprised of several shorts strung together to form a single narrative, doesn't appear to be a big threat to Birdman for the Golden Lion, frankly - the reviews just aren't good enough overall - but you can bet I'll be right behind Bani-Etemad as one of only two women competing for the prize. Here are reviews from Jo-Ann Titmarsh at HeyUGuys, John Bleasdale at CineVue and Jay Weissberg at Variety.