Category Archives: IFFAM

Macau Film Festival (IFFAM) Review – The Queen of Spades

Andrei (Ivan Yankovskiy), a young tenor at a renowned opera theatre, has been obsessed with Opera singer Sophia Meyer (Kseniya Rappoport) since he was young. Now dating the singer’s niece Lisa (Mariya Kurdenevich), Andrei sees his chance to work with his idol when she returns to Russia to stage a production of Tchaikovsky’s opera The Queen of Spades. As Andrei and Sophia get to know one another more, Andrei is drawn into a dangerous world, one that may end up costing him everything. Continue reading

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Macau Film Festival (IFFAM) Review – Trespass Against Us

Chad Culter (Michael Fassbender) and his family live on a halting site with Chad’s father Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and other members of the extended family. Inherently drawn towards crime, and standing up to those that would “trespass against us”, Chad finally sees that an environment where the police are constantly on their tails is not one that he wants to subject his young children to any more. After one final job for the domineering patriarch of the family, Chad sets about getting away from his father, but soon realises that this is not as easy as it looks. Continue reading

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Macau Film Festival (IFFAM) Review – The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio

Reiji Kikukawa (Toma Ikuta) returns in Takashi Miike’s sequel to The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji. After being fired from the police force for his transgressions in the first film, Reiji is out to prove that he can bring down the bad guy – this time out it’s crime boss Todokori, who trades in MDMA – but when he is promoted to number 2 in the crime clan, becomes Todokori’s right hand man and becomes infatuated with his boss’s daughter Karen, things go wrong… As is their wont. Continue reading

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