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 184 reviews by Richard Mowe in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Coming-of-age tale about a young skier who is drawn into an abusive relationship.
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.
A female astronaut finds the demands of work take their toll on her single-mum relationship with her young daughter.
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.


Bertrand Tavernier obituary
25 Mar 2021
Death of prolific filmmaker, critic and cinephile
Anne Fontaine on moral dilemmas in Night Shift and an upcoming presidential comedy
11 Mar 2021
French director reveals moral dilemmas … and a presidential comedy
Slalom director Charlène Favier on memories, mountains, #MeToo and social media
10 Feb 2021
Slalom director on memories, mountains, #MeToo and social media
Jean-Claude Carrière obituary
09 Feb 2021
Multi-faceted career of Cyrano screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière
Gagarine directors Fanny Liotard and Jérémie Trouilh talk about their debut
09 Feb 2021
Debut French directors take Gagarine on an upward trajectory

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Cannes moves to July
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First images of The House That Jack Built
27 Apr 2018
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