King of the Belgians

Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens presented their fourth feature film, King of the Belgians, in the Orizzonti section of the 73th Venice Film Festival. Woodworth and Brosens both have backgrounds in documentary film, and are more widely known...


Heartstone: The summer that will change your life

It’s a film of ‘first times’: for its director, for its young protagonists, and for Iceland at Venice. Heartstone, in competition at Venice Days, is Guðmundur Arnar...


Glory: The two faces of Bulgaria

Using a similar approach, some of the same actors and crew members, Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva continue the ‘paper-clipping trilogy’ they started in 2014 with the acclaimed The Lesson...


BPM (Beats Per Minute): The invisible war

“Ignorance is your enemy; knowledge is your weapon.” With BPM (Beats Per Minute), Robin Campillo immersed the audience of the competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in a barrage...


A Ciambra: Growing up in a Roma community

Continuing from Mediterranea (winner of the Discovery Award in the Critics' Week at the 68th Cannes Film Festival), where he traced the dramatic journey of black migrants from Burkina Faso to...