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Manchester Film Festival 2020’s Narrative Shorts 2 were political, satirical and, at times, heartwarming, writes Harley Weng U Pun

Chris Thomas’ Let’s Roll is a hilarious and heartwarming look at resilience and overcoming adversity surrounding the infamous Gloucester cheese rolling competition

Ahead of the 16th Edition of Kinofilm Festival Manchester, head film editor Tobias Soar attended the Spanish Shorts screening

Manchester International Film Festival opens with Traumfabrik, a romantic love story that forms part of the festival’s German Film section, writes Zofia Gryf-Lowczowska

MANIFF 2020: Oh, Sorry

Oh, Sorry is a eloquently written and performed short film that beautifully captures the grieving process and the acceptance that follows, writes Lily Rosenberg

Karoline Herfurth’s Stockholm syndrome-based romantic comedy Sweethearts is neither romantic nor particularly funny, writes Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy

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This Is Not Berlin is a sensual portrait of Mexico’s underground scene amid the social and political turmoil of the 1980s, writes Michal Wasilewski

MANIFF 2020: Loop

Loop is an unoriginal take on time travel films and is better suited to the teenage audience of streaming services than film festivals, writes Michal Wasilewski

Up From the Streets has a broad focus, but succeeds in creating a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the musical history of New Orleans

Photo: George Kvizhinadze @ Flickr

And Then We Danced is a deeply emotional, subtle romance which avoids preachiness and pretentiousness by conveying its message through music and dance, writes Michal Wasilewski

In his 2000 adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.’s novel, Darren Aronofsky creates a disturbing vision of isolation and addiction that remains just as today, writes James McCafferty

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2000 directorial debut Amores perros provides a look into the class structure in Mexico City that is still relevant today, writes Zofia Gryf-Lowczowska