Around The World in 14 Films: ‘When The Waves Are Gone’, ‘EO’ and ‘Trenque Lauquen’

by Florian Weigl One way to test the cinephile mettle of a country is to go to its most prominent festival of festivals. Canada and Toronto have TIFF, the U.S and New York have NYFF, Austria and Vienna have the Viennale and Germany and Berlin, well, we have Around The World in 14 Films. Founded by Bernhard Karl, Kathrin Bessert and Nikola Mirza in 2005 … Continue reading Around The World in 14 Films: ‘When The Waves Are Gone’, ‘EO’ and ‘Trenque Lauquen’

3 Songs That Got Us Through 2022

Submissions are presented in the order they were received. Click here to see last year’s songs. Yoana Pavlova Nakhane – “Do You Well” (feat. Perfume Genius) Panda Bear & Sonic Boom – “Go On” Vv Pete – “Bussit” Florian Weigl Three Mantras Erica Eso – “Y.L.M.E.” Justice only means one thing / your life means everything Joyful Joyful – “Sebaldus” Do you know who your enemies … Continue reading 3 Songs That Got Us Through 2022

Translation: ‘Moon, Sun, Water, Fire; Blood on the Field: A Collection of Materials’ by Manfred Blank

Translated by Florian Weigl Previously re-published as Un receuil de matériaux in a French translation by Danièle Huillet in Cahiers du cinéma Nr. 305 (11/1979) Moon, Sun, Water, Fire; Blood On The Field: A Collection of Materials by Manfred Blank in Filmkritik Nr. 268 | 04/1979 | S.158 – 173 Oedipus and Tiresias sit on a cart. One can see them from behind. Two cows … Continue reading Translation: ‘Moon, Sun, Water, Fire; Blood on the Field: A Collection of Materials’ by Manfred Blank

Neocolonial Grip: Ousmane Sembène’s ‘Tauw’ (1970) + Djibril Diop Mambéty’s ‘Le Franc’ (1994)

Currency takes even more of a centre stage in some of their lesser-known shorts steeped in acute political commentary: Le Franc (1994) and Tauw (1970) respectively, which delve deeper into many of the context-specific issues of cash—and lack thereof—in Francophone Africa, exposing the incomplete nature of the decolonial project. Continue reading Neocolonial Grip: Ousmane Sembène’s ‘Tauw’ (1970) + Djibril Diop Mambéty’s ‘Le Franc’ (1994)