Cannes 39/90/?

by Yoana Pavlova If the invention of cinema towards the end of the XIX century is the crowning achievement of man’s attempts to master reality, the XX century opens ground for a distinct fantasy: film festivals. The XIX-century tradition of world expositions – speeding up competition, sharpening the appetite for novelties, and projecting a bright image of the future – is slowly taken over by … Continue reading Cannes 39/90/?

“There is magic to be found in everything” – Looking at films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Nathaniel Dorsky began making films in the 1960s, and worked for many years as an editor on various commercial film projects which had nothing to do with his personal interests as an artist. For him, there is a strict separation between a film made for money and a film made personally. Continue reading “There is magic to be found in everything” – Looking at films by Nathaniel Dorsky

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

“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

An Interview with Frank Beauvais

by Tijana Perovic, edited by Maximilien Luc Proctor Berlinale 2019 would have been a huge success for me as a viewer, had it only screened Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurle (Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream). Leaving the screening felt revolutionary. This heart-breaking, visceral, intro to and retrospective of madness had consumed every soul in the theater – or at least surprised us into … Continue reading An Interview with Frank Beauvais