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Songlines World Cinema | July (#109)

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 in Recent posts, Reviews by .


West, Force Majeure, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter are all reviewed in the current issue.

We’ve collected trailers from all the film reviews in the current issue (July #109), written by our world cinema editor, Yoram Allon.

In Cinemas

Dir: Christian Schwochow; UK release June 12 (New Wave Films)
This highly perceptive film succeeds in expressing the subtle and enigmatic mysteries of not knowing the true nature of anything, or anyone.


In Home Entertainment 

Force Majeure
Dir: Ruben Östlund; UK release June 29 (Artificial Eye)
An unsettling reality explored with a merciless lens in Ruben Östlund’s fourth feature film, Force Majeure. Yet this brilliant, viciously amusing indictment of bourgeois complacency, gender stereotypes and the illusion of security still manages to evoke a disturbing empathy as it exposes human frailty.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Dir: David Zellner; UK release June 29 (Soda Pictures)
The result is a genuinely moving, enchanting tale, beautifully shot with empathy and warmth. Strangely, it also arrives at an unexpected place of great joy. In short, a wonderful work of cinematic art.

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New issue preview: July (#109)

Posted on June 4th, 2015 in News, Recent posts by .


A Sufi Stance; we catch up with the Senegalese veteran at home in Dakar and chat to the singer about his spiritual antidote to hardline Islam.

Other features include Buena Vista’s Eliades Ochoa & Omara Portuondo as they continue their farewell tour; Criolo, the hugely popular Brazilian rapper and singer, reveals that he almost didn’t record his second album; a Beginner’s Guide to Dominican music star Juan Luis Guerra; plus the latest album, book and world cinema reviews to get stuck into.

The issue’s Top of the World covermount CD includes brand new tracks from Seckou Keita, Dele Sosimi and Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, plus a playlist from soul singer Joss Stone, who talks about her ambitious Total World Tour.

On sale in the UK from June 12. Click here to purchase your copy now.

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