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Tiia Kelly

Tiia Kelly

Tiia Kelly is a critic and essayist based in Naarm. Her writing on film and culture can be found in Meanjin Quarterly, The Guardian, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Senses of Cinema, The Big Issue, and elsewhere. She has been a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and regularly reviews films for ABC Radio Melbourne.

'Evil Does Not Exist: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s new film' by Tiia Kelly

ABR Arts 15 April 2024
Something illusory lurks in the films of Ryûsuke Hamaguchi. Characters encounter each other under false and mistaken pretences; layers of performance mount and interact; memory intrudes and falters. In the Japanese director’s latest, an environmental fable that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Venice Film Festival, the ecosystem of a small village is threatened by a Tokyo business’s plan ... (read more)

'Anatomy of a Fall: Slippery meaning and conflicting stories' by Tiia Kelly

ABR Arts 22 January 2024
Since her first feature, French writer-director Justine Triet has probed the fraught boundary between fact and fiction. Age of Panic (2013) melded documentary footage of France’s presidential 2012 election with a chaotic domestic drama about visitation rights. In In Bed with Victoria (2016) and Sibyl (2019), she featured various artistic types crafting stories about themselves and others in dece ... (read more)