Myrthe Leenders

Myrthe Leenders

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Operation Christmas Drop: Tropical Christmas Needs Snow (Review)

Operation Christmas Drop might take Christmas films to tropical levels, but lacks the necessary cold to make the warmth work.

Force of Habit: a Claustrophobic Contour of the Female Gaze (Raindance Review)

Force of Habit paints a portrait of strength, resilience, and perseverance through claustrophobic narratives of male power women have to live through daily.

Antarctica: a cynically comic high school drama (Raindance Review)

Antarctica is a deeply moving, entertaining film that presents the absurdities of US high school reality with a this-can’t-be-real surreal seriousness.

Materna: a Female Portrait of the True New York Life (Raindance Review)

Materna delves deeper into the psyche of the people that inhabit New York, exploring identity, loneliness and life’s tough moments through four brave women.

Non Western: Love, Conservatism and Modern Women (Raindance Review) (NewFest Review)

Non Western depicts a contemporary American fairy-tale where native and non-native values and cultural identities intermix to a terrifying degree

After Love: a Film about Love and Revelations Distanced by the Channel (LFF Review)

After Love explores what love and loss can do to us, and the unconventional bonds that can form in times of sorrow and suffering.

A Call to Spy: a Feminist WWII Spy Film that has a Lot More to Tell than is Shown (Review)

A Call to Spy depicts the stories of brave WWII spymistresses, whose heroic actions are too many to be joined in a single film which doesn’t do them justice.

Rose: A Love Story – A Dark and Tender Romance Challenged By Illness (LFF Review)

Rose: A Love Story follows a young couple in the grips of a mysterious illness, testing if love is enough to stay together.

Wildfire: a Slightly Allegoric Tale of (Northern) Ireland’s Traumatic Past (LFF Review)

Wildfire explores the traumatic remnants of (Northern) Ireland’s past conflict and the familial bonds that drive them.

The Reason I Jump: a Sensorial Experience about Non-Verbal Autism (LFF Review)

The Reason I Jump goes above and beyond in its description of non-verbal autism and shows us what it means to communicate and be seen for who you are.