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

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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

Jimmy’s Hall: interview with director Ken Loach

Highly respected for his outstanding work by the British and international arts community, director Ken Loach returns this year with his latest film Jimmy’s Hall.   Ken Loach and his regular collaborator, writer Paul Laverty (The Angel’s Share, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) return to Ireland to feature the story of a dynamic and charismatic character, Jimmy… Continue reading Jimmy’s Hall: interview with director Ken Loach

Archipelago connected: 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Coinciding with the events in Thessaloniki as the European Youth Capital, the screens in the northern Greek city wrote ethics, truth and literacy on the wall.   Peter Wintonick once wrote: "We should attempt to pour our work and activism into the forge of human service. Let us become our own masters, re-appropriate our media away… Continue reading Archipelago connected: 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

57th BFI London Film Festival: Luton

Screening at the 57th BFI London Film Festival's First Feature Competition, Luton is an insightful film and an alarming tour de force about personal responsibilities. Director Michalis Konstantatos talks about his debut feature.   The world of Luton, the debut feature of Michalis Konstantatos, is common people in their everyday lives. The three lead characters… Continue reading 57th BFI London Film Festival: Luton

Director of photography: Martin Putz

Little is known about the work of Austrian director of photography and camera operator Martin Putz in the UK. Here's an introduction to his work and collaborations.   Martin Putz's collaboration with Austrian film director Virgil Widrich and Luxembourgian artist Bady Minck, as well as other significant figures from the Austrian experimental world, like Martin… Continue reading Director of photography: Martin Putz