MANIFF Articles

MANIFF 2022: The Great Movement

MANIFF 2022: The Great Movement

The Great Movement shows great stylistic ambition but falls short with an unfocused storyline
MANIFF 2022: Nitram

MANIFF 2022: Nitram

Revolving around the worst mass shooting in the history of modern Australia, Nitram opens a window into a sociopathic loner’s mind.
MANIFF 2022: Atlas

MANIFF 2022: Atlas

Atlas shows promise but relies too much on cliches and showy storytelling
MANIFF 2022: Poser

MANIFF 2022: Poser

MANIFF 2022: Poser combines podcasting and niche musicians to depict the obsessions of a less basic than she’d like to admit young 20 something in New York
MANIFF 2022: The Feast

MANIFF 2022: The Feast

MANIFF 2022: A creepy local Welsh girl, a glutinous aristocrat and a family rife with sinister greed constitute this unsettling contribution to folkloric horror
MANIFF 2022: We’re All in This Together

MANIFF 2022: We’re All in This Together

MANIFF 2022: Katie Boland acts in, directs, writes, and produces her directorial debut We’re All in This Together
MANIFF 2022: Compartment no. 6

MANIFF 2022: Compartment no. 6

MANIFF 2022: In this Cannes-winning film, a young woman travelling to subpolar Russia forms an unlikely connection with her compartment mate
MANIFF 2022: 18 1/2

MANIFF 2022: 18 1/2

MANIFF 2022: 18 1/2 combines wit, romance, thriller and politics to create a highly entertaining 70’s comedy
Manchester International Film Festival 2022: Preview

Manchester International Film Festival 2022: Preview

MANIFF returns to the Odeon Great Northern for its largest edition ever, featuring award-winning films from Cannes and BFI London
MANIFF 2021: Where Is Nancy?

MANIFF 2021: Where Is Nancy?

Thiago DaDalt’s documentary is a touching and unforgettable look into the risk of wandering amongst Alzheimer’s patients
MANIFF 2021: Origin of the Species

MANIFF 2021: Origin of the Species

Origin of the Species follows the efforts of making robots and androids human-like. But will this ever be truly possible?
MANIFF 2021: Infinitum: Subject Unknown

MANIFF 2021: Infinitum: Subject Unknown

Alex Harris reviews a high concept sci-fi movie after sitting down with its creators
MANIFF 2021: The Great Circus

MANIFF 2021: The Great Circus

Lauryn Berry reviews The Great Circus documentary, which follows a circus company in its preparations for a new show
MANIFF 2021: The Other

MANIFF 2021: The Other

Charlotte Dauphin’s haunting portrayal of grief boasts a visual elegance but has little under the surface.
MANIFF 2021: Country of Hotels

MANIFF 2021: Country of Hotels

Country of Hotels draws influence from The Shining, yet fails to add anything new to the genre in what becomes a boring and uncomfortable watch
MANIFF 2021: Trouble Will Find Us

MANIFF 2021: Trouble Will Find Us

Trouble Will Find Us tells a tragic tale of a couple’s misunderstanding and struggles through their changing relationship
MANIFF 2021: The Battle of Shangri-la

MANIFF 2021: The Battle of Shangri-la

Dealing with poignant, contemporary themes, Brazilian drama The Battle of Shangri-la features a strong central performance and adept filmmaking
MANIFF 2021: iGilbert

MANIFF 2021: iGilbert

Adrien Martinez explores social isolation, relationships, and subjectivity in the digital age through the eyes of an obsessive, lonely, and damaged outcast.
Manchester International Film Festival 2021: Preview

Manchester International Film Festival 2021: Preview

Manchester International Film Festival comes back in 2021 with a new selection of world and UK premieres.
Manchester’s film scene in 2020/21: What to look forward to

Manchester’s film scene in 2020/21: What to look forward to

Manchester’s film scene has a lot to offer this academic year, with a range of events and festivals scheduled to take place

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