Paul Heath

Critic

UK

Paul Heath has been writing about film for nearly 20 years. His passion and love for cinema was put into this very website which was created in 2003.

Rafiki

Date: 12 May 2018 Category: TV/Film
9.0 Rating
“I wish we could go to a place where we could feel real,” is the take-away line from this very impressive feature Rafiki, one getting its world premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival here in the south of France. Wanuri Kahiu’s sophomoric effort, a feature which, in the lead up to the festival, was banned in its native Kenya, hooks you in from the outset, but it’s controversial treatment in its homeland dominated the chat in t ...

Clash

Date: 12 May 2016 Category: TV/Film
9.0 Rating
Premiering as the opening film in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, this confined piece of near-perfect film-making hails from Egyptian director and co-writer Mohamed Diab. Set against the backdrop of the people-led uprising in Egypt in 2013, Clash charts the situation within a police paddy-wagon where of a group of people with different political views are forced together as the thrown-out Muslim Br ...