Though I didn’t physically attend CPH:DOX, I did manage to catch a couple of films from the programme. My reviews are included in Desist Film’s festival coverage, linked below. THE END OF FEAR (Barbara Visser) WEAPON OF CHOICE (Fritz Ofner) GIANTS AND THE MORNING AFTER (Alexander Rynéus, Malla Grapengeisser, Per Bifrost)
This year’s invitation to “Meet the humans of Planet IFFR” was about locating the humanity in cinema and cinema-going. For me, it reflected poignantly on how each of the micro worlds we create, such as a film festival like Rotterdam, participates in and wrestles with the wider global matrix. At its most hopeful, the themeContinue reading “Delete/Ignore: locating gremlins and glitches in the machine. Or, how I met the humans and parasites of Planet IFFR”
After a whirlwind visit to the 68th Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival, I stopped by the studios at Monocle24 radio to talk with The Daily’s Andrew Mueller about Timur Bekmambetov’s newest “screen life” movie, PROFILE, Josephine Decker’s latest contemplation of the artistic process and its ethical implications, as well as episodes 1 & 2Continue reading “The Monocle Daily – report on 68th Berlinale”
Reporting from the press room at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam, I talked about three new films; The Cleaners, Western and I, Tonya, as well as the festival’s overall theme, ‘The Humans of Planet IFFR’. You can listen back here.
At this year’s Cinema Rediscovered we launched our inaugural talent development programme in the shape of a critics day – The State of Things: Film Critics Day. Ahead of the programme, film critic Mark Kermode visited the Watershed to deliver the Second Annual Philip French Memorial Lecture, which I wrote about for the CR blog:Continue reading “Cinema Rediscovered Blog”