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From Woman at War movie
When Of Horses and Men debuted in 2013 – winning the New Directors section at San Sebastian and receiving a very positive reception at a host of other festivals – the Icelandic director's gift for mise-en-scène and intelligent humour seemed obvious. Well, said first impression was correct, because his second feature film, Woman at War – screened in competition at the 57th Critics'...
From U – July 22 movie
Let’s make something clear right away for those who might not be aware: the “U” lurking in the title of U – July 22 refers to Utøya, the name of the Norwegian island where the horrendous massacre we all know about unfolded in 2011. In the wake of The King's Choice, which rousted the whole of Norway by looking back on the courage of its king in the face of Hitler, Erik Poppe once...
From The Silence of Others movie
The Silence of Others pocketed the Audience Award in the Panorama Dokumente section of the 68th Berlinale. The film was directed, produced and shot by the duo comprising Almudena Carracedo (Madrid, 1972) and Rober Bahar (Philadelphia, 1975), who also took care of the soundtrack, and who previously teamed up to helm the documentary Made in L.A. in 2007. The Silence of Others was executive-produced by El Deseo, the...
From The Other Side of Everything movie
There is a door that has been locked for 70 years in the household of Srbijanka Turajlić, a professor at the University of Belgrade and an important political figure in the fight against Serbian dictator Slobodan Milošević in the 1990s. Srbijanka is the mother of filmmaker Mila Turajlić, who gave us Cinema Komunisto, an excellent documentary about cinema in Tito's Yugoslavia. Now she is in the IDFA’...
Styx poster
The device refers to documentaries, but Wolfgang Fischer (director of the psychological marine-themed thriller What You Don't See, 2009) creates a very well-composed allegory in Styx – presented at the Berlinale in the Panorama section, where it got the Europa Cinemas Label – a punchy, sober, moral and oh-so-current commentary on the state of our terrifying and polarised world. After a magnificent...