FIDMarseille 2020: Powerful Female Voices Breaking the Silence

If you enjoy this article, we ask that you please leave Ejla a tip. by Ejla Kovačević After three months of lockdown and gradual release from confinement as certain public places began re-opening (most notably restaurants and cafés), the French government at last announced the re-opening of cinemas in the first days of summer, much to the delight of countless cinephiles. At that point, Jean-Pierre … Continue reading FIDMarseille 2020: Powerful Female Voices Breaking the Silence

Revolutionizing Festivals – Notes on the First Virtual Ann Arbor Film Festival

If somebody had told me that my first experience of Ann Arbor Film Festival would happen during one of the worst pandemics in recent human history, while I was locked down in the Parisian periphery, I would have seriously reconsidered this person’s mental condition. Continue reading Revolutionizing Festivals – Notes on the First Virtual Ann Arbor Film Festival

Berlinale 2020: “Maybe a singular mountain is a feeling,” an interview with Pushpendra Singh

by MLP As the festival came to a close, and my viewing-energy dwindled, my dear friend Anuj wrote me one evening to ask if I would be interested in watching an Indian film in the morning, and to interview the director afterwards. One month earlier, I had felt a similar call from the ether; after meeting a couple of guys from India in the lobby … Continue reading Berlinale 2020: “Maybe a singular mountain is a feeling,” an interview with Pushpendra Singh

Women’s Day: “Stuck on this bridge of friendship” – An Interview with Ivana Mladenović

Woche der Kritik 2020 endowed us with an opportunity to dive back into the summer of 2017, through the lens (both retinal and camera) of Ivana, the Terrible. Ivana, the Terrible, flavorful as it is, is only a snippet of the broad world of Ivana Mladenović. Continue reading Women’s Day: “Stuck on this bridge of friendship” – An Interview with Ivana Mladenović

Women’s Day: Ring Around

by Yoana Pavlova Yoana Pavlova is a Bulgarian writer, researcher, and programmer, currently based in Paris. Founding editor of Festivalists.com, with bylines for various outlets in English and French, as well as with contributions to books on the New East, French cinephilia, cinema 2.0, at this point her field of work also includes immersive media and analogue methods in art/film criticism. Continue reading Women’s Day: Ring Around

KVIFF 2019: Stargazing – On Jonás Trueba’s ‘The August Virgin’

Jonás Trueba’s ‘The August Virgin’ won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 54th edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Dutch critic Hugo Emmerzael, who was part of the jury that bestowed the award, offers his thoughts on this invigorating and luminating slice-of-life set in Madrid. Continue reading KVIFF 2019: Stargazing – On Jonás Trueba’s ‘The August Virgin’

Announcement: Ultra Dogme attending Pop-Kultur 2019

Ultra Dogme is proud to announce our third running year covering Berlin’s Pop-Kultur music festival. Last year yielded the discovery of and an interview with the extremely talented Pranke. This year we are most excited for headliners Deerhoof and Repetitor. Pop-Kultur 2019 will take place between August 21st – 23rd. We’ve been graciously re-accepted as visiting members of the press (both editor +MLP+ and contributing … Continue reading Announcement: Ultra Dogme attending Pop-Kultur 2019

“Books on the Internet” – An Interview with Mariano Llinás

“Well, to tell you the truth, I have never started a project or a picture from a story. It has never been the way I think of the pictures. I’ve always had a subject, or more like an image, or a procedure, but never a story, the story is always the last thing that comes [to me].” Continue reading “Books on the Internet” – An Interview with Mariano Llinás