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

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In pictures: 10 days in Cuba

From the streets of Havana and Trinidad: a hotly photographic journey in the heart of Cuba as seen through the lens of Georgia Korossi. Georgia Korossi is editor of 11polaroids, writer, photographer and producer of film based in London and Athens. For this project the photographs were shot by Canon EOS 650D with Canon EF 50mm… Continue reading In pictures: 10 days in Cuba

Making it real together

Revealing creative dialogues in nonfiction films, a playful act between filmmaker and subject as early as 1950, are evidence that documentary filmmaking is the art of collaborative conceit.   Last June Robert Greene’s Actress and Måns Månsson’s Stranded in Canton had their UK premieres at London’s blossoming Open City Documentary Festival. Both films use models… Continue reading Making it real together

Foxygen: Electric Ballroom

Review | California’s rock duo returns to London for cosmic psychedelia ...And Star Power performance. Niall McAuliffe Camden’s Electric Ballroom was host to an exhilarating, physical and stylistic performance by Foxygen, the alt-indie Californian band formed by Jonathan Rado and Sam France. Frontman France had all the moves and swagger from the rock n’ roll… Continue reading Foxygen: Electric Ballroom

Kim Longinotto on Dreamcatcher

The master director of films on women’s rights talks to us about her picture based on Brenda Myers-Powell and the girls on the street corners of Chicago.   Documentarian Kim Longinotto returns this year with a film about prostitution. Perhaps, an obvious and depressing subject about sex victims wouldn’t appeal to many people at first.… Continue reading Kim Longinotto on Dreamcatcher

Films about artists

To celebrate the general release of director Mike Leigh's film Mr. Turner, we've compiled a list of films, biopics of artists from the 1930s to the present day.   The last years in the life of English Romantic landscape painter, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) is the subject of director Mike Leigh’s latest film starring Timothy Spall,… Continue reading Films about artists

58th BFI London Film Festival roundup

Tell the world about Philosophy! 15 films from around the world that inspired our imagination during the festival in London this year.   The present is a strange beast. - Jean-Luc Godard Goodbye to Language (Adieu au langage, 2014) Αnother festival of imaginative films closed its curtains last week. Our focus this month was the BFI London Film… Continue reading 58th BFI London Film Festival roundup

Independent spirit: 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest

Continuing its reputation as the biggest international documentary film festival in UK, the 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest welcomed documentarians and activists from the public domain with a fierce independent spirit this year.   The past is always with us. But who wants to live in an antique shop? - Ian McShane in How We Used To Live… Continue reading Independent spirit: 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest