Lebanon (2009)

War wounds

For a film set almost entirely within the confines of a military tank, Lebanon is surprisingly far-reaching both in terms of its accomplishment and its impact. The recipient of the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, it’s an intense, claustrophobic and remarkable tribute to the strength of humanity under extreme duress.

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Red Mist (DVD)

Do not resuscitate…

Irish film-maker Paddy Breathnach follows up his 2007 trippy horror Shrooms with another entry into the ‘bad kids must be punished’ genre, but this one lacks the originality and fear factor of its predecessor.

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