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28 Times Cinema 2019

Next month, for the tenth year in a row, the Villa degli Autori will play host to European youngsters who are passionate about cinema. 28 Times Cinema is set to unspool once again thanks to the partnership between the LUX Film Prize, Europa Cinemas and the Giornate degli Autori, which, with the support of Cineuropa, are bringing 28 young cinephiles to Venice, each representing one European country.


Photo from System Crasher movie

Celebrating its world premiere at the 69th Berlinale (7-17 February), System Crasher by young German filmmaker Nora Fingscheidt is a very relevant social drama, perfectly photographed and boasting an intelligent, authentic and compelling script. In the same way as she did in her equally excellent documentary Ohne diese Welt (winner of the Max Ophüls Prize in 2017), she captures her characters with...

Photo from Ray & Liz movie

Turner Prize-nominated photographer and painter Richard Billingham was fêted by the art establishment for his series of images detailing his own parents – Ray and Liz – which was displayed as part of the 1997 “Sensation” exhibition, a who’s-who showcase of young British artists. Billingham’s photos in this exhibition and those from his 1996 photographic book,...

Photo from Invisibles movie

Anyone who has worked for even a moment within the world of social welfare knows just how necessary steely nerves are when contending with human misery daily, on an up-close and personal basis, and when trying to plug a hole in what very quickly reveals itself to be a Danaïdes’ barrel. In this vast system which chews up good intentions only to spit them out again, work is psychologically exhausting; it...

Photo from Honeyland movie

Macedonian directorial duo Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov's Honeyland bowed in the Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Documentary Competition. This visually appealing piece of cinéma vérité represents an extraordinary journey from a personal to a local to a global level by following one beekeeper in rural Macedonia.

The spectacular wide opening shot sees the...