Movie Review: THE LAST GIRL, 13min., Denmark, LGBT/Romance

This thirteen minute film from Denmark is a heartbreaking and moving story about a man in the last moments of living a lie. After a weekend spent with his friend Jesper, our hero realizes he is in love, not with his live-in girlfriend, but with his best friend. His partner is loving and doting, which makes it harder for him to reveal to her that he is gay. When he is able to do so, the situation turns messy and he leaves the apartment- to make a phone call to Jesper.


Wonderfully edited, with a style that creates the rushed sense of panic that courses through our hero, THE LAST GIRL has a searing, red-hot intensity to it. It is a strong film, with wonderful performances and keen and emotionally intelligent score. There is smoldering suffocating feeling in certain scene that accurately portrays the hero’s feelings of being trapped in his world.


A film about what happens when take the plunge and answer the call of the question “what if..?” THE LAST GIRL is an excellent, gripping film.


Review by Kierston Drier

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THE LAST GIRL, 13min., Denmark, LGBT/Romance 
Directed by Bjarke de Koning

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TIFF 2016 Movie Review: SAMI BLOOD (SAME BLOD) (Sweden/Denmark/Norway 2016) ****

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2016. Go to TIFF 2016 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

sami_blood_poster.jpgSAMI BLOOD (SAME BLOD) (Sweden/Denmark/Norway 2016) ****
Directed by Amanda Kernell

Review by Gilbert Seah

An impressive and totally compelling coming-of-age passage film of a teenage Sami girl Elle Marja (wonderfully portrayed by Lene Cecilia Sparrok). At the same time, it is a look of prejudice that was prevalent in the 30’s when the film is set.

Elle Marja is of Lapps descent and forced into an educational system that taught them that their customs and lifestyles were inferior at best. She runs away and finally gains entry to Swede education but only after overcoming surmounting odds. This is a story that needs to be told for enlightening of what occurred in the past.

The film also celebrates Lapps culture with lots of scenes with reindeer.





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