The silent return of the voice of God in documentary

BRITDOC's Luke Moody questions the power of words on screen in recent documentary journalism.   Long and short form documentary film, informed by deep journalism, is encountering a formal challenge. As filmmakers and editors strive to make poetry of complex information, they increasingly find creative anchoring in journalism’s most comfortable medium: the written word. Looking… Continue reading The silent return of the voice of God in documentary

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The realist cinema of Ken Loach

Film critic-curator Georgia Korossi celebrates two-time Palme d’Or winner Ken Loach’s 80th birthday with some entry points to his filmmaking output. In a recent Q&A at Curzon Soho following the screening of Louise Osmond’s documentary about his life and films, director Ken Loach explained his filmmaking as: “We try to say in the simplest way… Continue reading The realist cinema of Ken Loach

TRESPASS: new immersive music pop-up

Brand new immersive live music weekender TRESPASS is the first intimate music event of its kind. This May bank holiday weekend a new immersive live music experience will launch to a secret London location lasting for four consecutive nights from Thursday 26 May until Sunday 29 May 2016. TRESPASS is the ‘lightbulb’ moment of forward thinking… Continue reading TRESPASS: new immersive music pop-up

Patricio Guzmán on The Pearl Button

Have the strongest people always dominated everywhere? We look into Patricio Guzmán’s new film The Pearl Button, ahead of its UK release this week.   “I’d love for these water people not to have disappeared.” Patricio Guzmán, The Pearl Button Chilean documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán was held in solitary confinement in Santiago’s National Stadium and… Continue reading Patricio Guzmán on The Pearl Button

The Artists Cinema 2016

Guerrilla-style distribution brings back experimental film in cinemas across UK. The Artists Cinema, a collaborative project by LUX and the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) returns this year with its unique form of distribution. A selection of five new commissions will be presented with mainstream feature films in cinemas, guerilla-style. The films will be paired up… Continue reading The Artists Cinema 2016

The best of LSFF 2016

Starting the new year with new visions, the 13th London Short Film Festival rounded up last Sunday with the announcement of its award winners.   “Life is great. Without it you’d be dead” Carrying on from last year’s ethos –“we’re not here to entertain you, we’re here to make you feel uncomfortable” – and growing from the Halloween… Continue reading The best of LSFF 2016

The 11 best films of 2015 in pictures

Gallery | We say goodbye to 2015 with the unforgettable stories we saw this year on the big screen. 11Polaroids desk The story of Martin Luther King’s struggle to get African-American people the right to vote, the half-human-half-selkie girl of Celtic legend who must find her voice, photographer Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s eye of our world… Continue reading The 11 best films of 2015 in pictures

Barry Lyndon: 40th anniversary

Gallery | We mark the film's birthday with some painterly images and behind the scenes shots with the cast and crew, as selected by 11Polaroids desk. 11Polaroids desk Barry Lyndon (1975) is Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Victorian novel about the rise and fall of an 18th century Irish adventurer (performed by Ryan O’Neal).… Continue reading Barry Lyndon: 40th anniversary

59th BFI London Film Festival roundup

From the water people of Patagonia to the story of Shmilu in Hackney, here are 10 films that intrigued us most from this year’s festival. Georgia Korossi The Ocean is an idea. -The Pearl Button (2015) The programme team behind the BFI London Film Festival declared 2015 the year of strong women. With Sarah Gavron’s… Continue reading 59th BFI London Film Festival roundup