The Fundamentals of Caring: Interview with writer director Rob Burnett

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The Fundamentals of Caring writer and director Rob Burnett on how he brought his finely honed comic sensibilities to tough material

At first glance, Netflix’s latest acquisition, The Fundamentals of Caring, doesn’t necessarily read as a comedy.

A bereaved middle-aged man starts working as a carer to a wheelchair bound sufferer of Muscular Dystrophy.

One’s lost a son, the other’s been abandoned by their father. Doesn’t necessarily suggest belly-laughs and light Friday night chill fare, does it? Continue reading

The White King review: wrenching, compelling, and all-too-timely

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Husband and wife filmmakers Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht imagine a tense, absorbing totalitarian state in their debut feature The White King. Review by Katrina Conaglen at Edinburgh International Film Festival Continue reading