As the IDFA festival unfolded during its 30th edition, I got a chance to speak to Augustina Comedi, director of the future length film: Silence is a falling body. I was introduced by a friend interested in gender issue related films and I had no expectations whatsoever before entering the screening. The film is mainly [...]
Kari Ann Moe’s new internationally released documentary film ‘Rebels’ deals with young people in their late teens or early twenties in the city of Oslo. Most of them dropped out of society at an early stage in life. Many of them have a very low self-esteem, have a small or larger criminal past, are simply [...]
Weiner is a smoked sausage or a slang term for penis. The common spelling is wiener. An example of a weiner is a hot dog or how a parent might refer to their toddler son’s penis. Just before the entire world was witnessing the final results on the US presidential elections between Trump and Clinton last November, the cinema [...]
Kari Ann Moe’s new internationally released documentary film ‘Rebels’ deals with young people in their late teens or early twenties in the city of Oslo who have dropped out of society at an early stage in life. Many of them have a very low self-esteem, have a small or larger criminal past, are simply too [...]
When shown first to an international audience at IDFA festival in Amsterdam last November in 2014, the documentary ‘OUR CITY’, made around the city of Brussels and its inhabitants was likely to be focusing on the many different kinds of people who have come there in the past and present to build themselves a new [...]
In the many genres that documentary can have, music documentary or ‘rockumentary’ is for many spectators among their favorites. As the IDFA festival chooses to host directors of films around subjects of which (recent) political issues, the ecology, freedom of speech, free media and gender or human rights issues are most frequent, the music documentary [...]
As the 27th IDFA festival is coming to an end it is time to analyze the successes of this event. Noteworthy is the fact that the amounts of people attending the screenings and also the professionals engaged in and present at the festival have once again risen, compared to previous editions of IDFA. The price [...]
If a road movie is supposed to be on wheels, this doc on an exceptional trainride over 2000 miles with 3 folk bands in it, is a memorably new way of looking at what a road movie really is.
Bertolucci did it again.
After years of virtual silence Bernardo Bertollucci, one of the masters of Italian cinema has come up with a new masterpiece.
Set in contemporary Italy it zooms in on the relationship of a young teenager, his mother and his few years older half sister.
A Story of Love and Revolution When East Timor became independent from its occupier, Indonesia, the youngest democracy of the 21st century was born. At the core of that event possibly taking place a large number of political actions had to be made before this independence came into being. Told from the perspective of human [...]