Film review: Toni Erdmann

If the subtlety of French film or the wackiness of Spanish cinema often eludes you, why not give German comedy a try?  Yes, really. Maren Ade’s latest film, Toni Erdmann, is a farcical father and daughter story that has been warmly received across the globe, sweeping up award nominations at The Oscars and Cannes, and correcting any stereotypes about Germany’s lack of humour along the way. … Continue reading Film review: Toni Erdmann

Book review: ‘I Am Malala’

Seeking inspiration for the New Year?  ‘I Am Malala’ is a good place to start… On Tuesday the 9th of October 2012, sixteen year old Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, was shot at close range by the Taliban as she returned home by bus.  Her injuries were life-threatening, her recovery miraculous.  Since that fateful day in October, Malala’s world has been turned upside down.  Now … Continue reading Book review: ‘I Am Malala’