Richard Mowe

Richard is an arts, film and features journalist, attends festivals around the world including Berlin, Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Deauville, Locarno, London, Venice and Taormina. His passion for cinema ran away with him when he helped to create two Film Festivals, now 20 years old, and devoted to French-Francophone cinema and Italian cinema at different locations around the UK in November and April respectively.

He is a director of boutique UK film distributors CinéFile and ran the Lumière cinema in Edinburgh over a number of years. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, FIPRESCI the international federation of film critics, the Critics’ Circle, and the Guild of Regional Film Journalists.

We have 183 reviews by Richard Mowe in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Papicha
A student becomes determined to stage a fashion show despite religious opposition.
Joan Of Arc
A sequel to The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc.
Who You Think I Am
A divorced teacher creates a fake Facebook page of a much younger woman and finds herself embarked on an impossible online love affair.
The Truth
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
Proxima
A female astronaut finds the demands of work take their toll on her single-mum relationship with her young daughter.
Lara
Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
Let There Be Light
A Slovakian man, who works in Germany, returns home for Christmas to discover some brutal truths about his eldest son.
After The Wedding
When a woman seeking funds for an Indian orphanage heads to NYC to meet a wealthy benefactor, the past collides with the present.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
The Best Years Of A Life
A sequel, set decades later, to Un Homme Et Une Femme.

Features

Interview with Lyna Khoudri about Papicha and The French Dispatch
13 Aug 2020
Lyna Khoudri leaps from Papicha to Wes Anderson
Star of The Bureau recalls La Haine 25 years on
04 Aug 2020
Star of The Bureau Mathieu Kassovitz recalls La Haine 25 years on
Ennio Morricone - obituary
06 Jul 2020
Memories of an encounter with the maestro, who has died at 91
Joan of Arc director Bruno Dumont talks about comedy, tragedy and the soul of France
16 Jun 2020
Joan of Arc director on comedy, tragedy and the soul of France
Obituary for Marion Hänsel
09 Jun 2020
We remember Belgian filmmaker Marion Hänsel

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News Stories

Bond villain takes his leave
21 Sep 2020
Michael Lonsdale dies in Paris at 89
Deauville tribute for Kirk Douglas
10 Jun 2020
Vanessa Paradis to head jury for 46th edition
Five to the fore in Critics’ Week
04 Jun 2020
Cannes sidebar maintains support for filmmakers
Wes Anderson ensures Cannes show goes on
03 Jun 2020
McQueen, Kawase, Ozon, Vinterberg, Maiwenn and Pixar in the selection
Cannes to reveal Official Selection
28 May 2020
Plans for festival imprint on approved titles for cinema release and festivals

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Galleries

First images of The House That Jack Built
27 Apr 2018
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