Reviews

Notes on DUNE from a Native Hawaiian / by Kanani Lyons

Timothée Chalamet (pictured) as Paul Atreides  Not even the dunes of Arrakis could smother the massive-scale retelling of Frank Herbert’s 1965 DUNE and psychedelic-inducing spice pales in comparison to the vision Denis Villeneuve achieves. But with that, we still have to ask: Is Dune a “white-savior” story?   Note from the author: In an attempt …

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HOPE (2020)

February’s HIFF SELECTS: HOPE directed by Maria Sødahl

For this month’s HIFF SELECTS, the festival programmers  are honored to present HOPE, Norway’s official entry to the Academy Awards International Film category. The second film by director Maria Sødahl, who debuted with her award-winning film LIMBO in 2010, HOPE is a tour-de-force led by powerful performances by Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård. Synopsis: …

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HIFF Volunteers with WKW

WONG KAR WAI: How (and when) I watch his quintessential films

We have invited some Wong Kar Wai super fans to discuss their love for the famed Hong Kong auteur’s work in celebration of HIFF’s virtual cinema presentation of WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI, a presentation of 7 digitally remastered classic films, streaming on HIFF”s streaming platform for the entire month of February.  This is a …

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