Deciphering Death: An Interview with Kateryna Gornostai

by Sofie Topi The Sarajevo Film Festival has built a tradition of picking up strong upcoming voices from South-East Europe and providing a solid network for promising talents and established film professionals. During a quick peek at this year’s CineLink Co-Production Market (the generous platform for projects in development) my eyes caught the name Kateryna Gornostai, the director of Stop-Zemlia, which won the Crystal Bear … Continue reading Deciphering Death: An Interview with Kateryna Gornostai

Tokyo Melody: An Interview with Elizabeth Lennard

by Nel Dahl A rare 16mm print of Elizabeth Lennard’s Tokyo Melody: A Film About Ryuichi Sakamoto (1984) has been unearthed from the filmmaker’s basement for a sold-out screening at Japan Society’s Japan Cuts and is in the process of restoration. As we learn from Lennard herself, the film’s genesis, production, and resulting resonances were full of surprises for both the filmmaker and subject. How … Continue reading Tokyo Melody: An Interview with Elizabeth Lennard

Dancing Towards Oblivion – The Cinema of Teo Hernández

“I was thinking about the movement of my films that seem to shake in a dream linked to the movements of oblivion: it is an agitated, hallucinated movement, a relentless swing… The shaken film emerges from these bruises: from a confrontation between the filmmaker and oblivion. The theme of my films is oblivion, which is why it is inexpressible.” – Teo Hernández Continue reading Dancing Towards Oblivion – The Cinema of Teo Hernández

“Joy in the Small”—An Interview with Blanca García

by Maximilien Luc Proctorwith editorial assistance from phili c. For the occasion of Revista Lumière’s upcoming NYC program (May 13 & 14th)—Colección Privada: The Super 8 and 16mm Scene in Spain—Ultra Dogme presents an interivew with featured filmmaker Blanca García, preceded by an introduction borrowed from our recent Movie Club streaming program, ‘Three Films by Blanca García’. The films of Blanca García are deeply invested … Continue reading “Joy in the Small”—An Interview with Blanca García

Colección Privada: The Super 8 and 16mm Scene in Spain

by Lucía Salas We’re proud to present this piece in both English and Spanish, translated by the author. When studying the history of film, we start with its predecessors: the magic lantern, chronophotography, diorama, kinescope, zoetrope, and the panorama—all different ways to lose ourselves to images. The panorama began as a painting, big enough to create the illusion of immersion in a (usually) frozen world, … Continue reading Colección Privada: The Super 8 and 16mm Scene in Spain

Movie Club #3: ‘Darkness, Darkness, Burning Bright’ (2022) by Gaëlle Rouard

Starting today, April 14th, Darkness, Darkness, Burning Bright is available to stream for Ultra Dogme’s Movie Club subscribers for two weeks, through April 28th. 50% of the income from new sign-ups will go directly to the filmmaker. Recommended reading: MLP’s interview with Rouard following the film’s 2022 IFFR premiere, which can be found here. “Still images of Darkness offer no hint of the film’s peculiar … Continue reading Movie Club #3: ‘Darkness, Darkness, Burning Bright’ (2022) by Gaëlle Rouard