Featured Image

We mgle

A Gentle Creature, dir. Sergei Loznitsa │Bezimienna kobieta z “Łagodnej” to kolejna w kinie Łoźnicy postać snująca się po wielkiej Rosji w mikroskali. Wysyłana od okienka do okienka, od urzędu do urzędu, od biurka do biurka. Za każdym razem odchodząca z pustymi rękami i bez odpowiedzi. Zanurzająca się coraz bardziej w tajemnicę ufundowaną na chorym… Read more »

Featured Image

Days of Independence

Khibula, dir. George Ovashvili│ Transitions from one political system into another are never easy. Especially if a country is just gaining its independence. Until ideological theory turns into political practice, one can never know how the former dissidents will behave as statesmen and how the opposition, as well as the general public, will react to… Read more »

Featured Image

Journey with an end

Untilted, dir. Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi│Untitled was meant to be an experimental journey for the Austrian director Michael Glawogger.

Featured Image

East meets West

Western, dir. Valeska Grisebach│Germany has not just lingered at the intersection of the East and West, it has properly experienced being both. Dealing with the past like that is something that the Germans have obsessed ever since, and it has shaped our cinematic landscape like nothing else, resulting in endless stream of films about the… Read more »

Featured Image

How I fell in love

Ana, mon amour, dir. Călin Peter Netzer│ Having already fallen in love with Ana, mon amour at Berlinale this year, I was saddened to find that it was beginning to experience a bit of backlash in its native country by the time it reached The Romanian Days section of the 16th Transilvanian Film Festival. Some… Read more »

Featured Image

Who is the victim

Elle, dir. Paul Verhoeven │While in the past Dutch-born director Paul Verhoeven pushed Hollywood boundaries with films such as Robocop, Starship Troupers or Basic Instinct, his first French-language movie Elle is by far his most troubling and uncomfortably funny piece of work. With just the right amount of perversion, violence, seduction, manipulation, and a drop… Read more »

Featured Image

Possesion

The Untamed, dir. Amat Escalante│After employing social realism in focusing on cartel drug war in his previous work, Heli, which won the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, Mexican director Amat Escalante explores another dirty side of Mexican reality, appalled by the lack of humanity of a news article titled „Faggot Drowned”…. Read more »

Featured Image

Freak, but never a hippie

Eat That Question-Frank Zappa in His Own Words, dir.  Thorsten Schutte│How to capture an artist who played multiple instruments, composed, conducted and produced a wide range of music, as well as directed films and acted in them? Frank Zappa was a complex personality, a self proclaimed „freak, but never a hippie”, who was a puzzle… Read more »

Featured Image

Wszyscy na scenę

The Dazzling Light of Sunset, dir. Salome Jashi │Tsalenijkha to małe gruzińskie miasteczko, które wydaje się leżeć poza światem. Ma swój rytm, swoje rytuały, swoje radości i swoje smutki. Salome Jashi zagląda tam z kamerą i podążając za kilkoma bohaterami, próbuje wyczuć gdzie bije serce tego miejsca. W stacji lokalnej telewizji, walczącej o pokazanie ludziom… Read more »