Raindance Film Festival 2010 Round-up

First published on Little White Lies for Raindance Film Festival 2010 //

The 18th Raindance Film Festival launched last Wednesday with an impressive opening night screening of Jackboots on Whitehall but closed out this year with an affecting feature from Iraq. Already an award winner on the festival circuit, Son of Babylon is an ode to the disappeared of Iraq; a film about a Kurdish boy and his grandmother travelling across the country in post-Saddam 2003 in search of the boy’s missing father, conscripted then missing since the first Gulf War. Already chosen as Iraq’s official entry for the 2011 Academy Awards, it also won Best International Feature at this year’s Raindance.

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