Wild is the wind

WE COME AS FRIENDS Director: Hubert Sauper France, Austria, 2013, 109 min. Following his Oscar-nominated Darwin’s Nightmare, in which director...

Where to go
with the Alphabet?

ALPHABET Directed by Erwin Wagenhofer, Austria, Germany, 2013, 107 minutes Erwin Wagenhofer’s new film, Alphabet, further draws attention to...

Animated Linguistics

IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY? Directed by Michel Gondry, France, 2013, 88 minutes WORDS: Tove Torbiörnsson FILMOSOPHY. How do we know a...

A glittering sea
of darkness

Joshua Openheimer experienced a surprising openness from mass murderers. This was the beginning of The Act of Killing.  In The Act of Killing...

The Terrorist Next Door

VELVET TERRORISTS Directors Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarcík, Ivan Ostrochovský, Slovakia/Czech Republic/Croatia, 2013, 87 min During the 1980s,...

THE CASE OF THE PRIVATE DETECTIVE

THE SHADOW Director Line Hatland, Norway, 2013, 45 mins. How do you make a portrait documentary about a retired private detective? You of course...

From the bottom of the food chain

HILTON! – HERE FOR LIFE Director Virpi Suutari, Finland, 2013, 75 min “Everything I see is grey”, says Mira, one of the residents of...

Wintry exoticism

PIPELINE Director: Vitaly Mansky, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, 2013, 121 min. Three crosses in the snow – not Christian ones, different...

Why separate people?

MAMA EUROPA Director Petra Seliskar, Slovenia, 2013, 90 min Mother Europe gave birth to many children. She raised them with love and with care....

Democratization of history

17.000 ISLAND Director Thomas Østbye and Edwin, Norway/Indonesia, 2013 Initially I thought that 17.000 Islands was yet another interactive...

Just one size too small

DUMMY JIM Director Matt Hulse, UK, 2013, 90 min. Dummy Jim is a film about James Duthie, a deaf traveller. It is a film with an exuberant visual...

Rehabilitating socialism

THE SPIRIT OF ’45 Director Ken Loach, UK, 2013, 98 min. The Spirit of ’45, Ken Loach’s new documentary, looks back at the period that...

Are victims interesting?

TO THE WOLF Director Aran Hughes and Christina Koutsospyrou, Greece, 2013, 74 min. Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan is a film by Luis Buñuel from...

A MYTH
that took over the world

MIRAGE MEN Director John Lundberg, UK, 2013, 85 min “Attention projectionists! Adjust the lens so that your picture will be focused properly...

Onscreen confession

Interactive iPad documentary: ALMA – A TALE OF VIOLENCE Director Miguel Dewever-Plana and Isabelle Fougère, France, 2012, 60 mins. Alma is a...