Broken

Despite its downbeat title, this likeable film is more humanist than miserablist. It studies the tensions between three middle-class  families living in a suburban cul-de-sac. Skunk (Eloise Laurence) is a normal 11-year-old girl who’s knocking around with her older brother in her last summer break before she starts secondary school. They live with their loving… Read More Broken

Tabu

God, this is awful. Pilar is a middle-aged woman, plain but with expressive eyes. She believes in God, is bothered by the attentions of a mediocre painter and worries about the people around her – including Aurora, the batty old neighbour in her Lisbon apartment block. Then Aurora dies. After the funeral, Pilar goes for… Read More Tabu