Dir: Philippe Faucon. France. 2018. 91 mins
“A work of tender humanism and stultifyingly good intentions, Amin explores the plight of people like eponymous immigrant Amin (Moustapha Mbengue) who, for various reasons, find themselves distanced from their family and love ones. Compassionate but laboured, this is a film to file alongside the work of Ken Loach and Stephane Brizé. Like the best of Loach’s films, it is empathetic and socially aware; like the worst of them, it bludgeons home its plot points a little too emphatically with thudding, declamatory dialogue and wildly variable performances” says Wendy Ide.