UNRULY – Review by Nadine Whitney

Danish writer/director Malou Reymann’s Unruly is a devasting film based on a corrective asylum that was set up for women in 1923 (and remained open until 1961) the Sprogø Women’s Institute. Although it was seen as a progressive place to foster “defective girls” until they are ready to be reintroduced into public life, it was in fact used as a warning for young women to remain morally acceptable in Danish society or face the consequences.

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Sydney FF 2020: A PERFECTLY NORMAL FAMILY – Review by Sarah Ward

My Perfectly Normal Family stems from the first-time feature filmmaker’s own upbringing with her transgender father. The film tells a fictional tale, but IS so specific in its rendering of emotions that it could only spring from someone who has been there herself.

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