Few films in world cinema history owe their existence to as many unlikely coincidences as Jean Renoir’s celebrated La Grande Illusion (1938). In fact, its story and survival may be said to be nothing short of a miracle.
Tromsø International Film Festival’s Silent Film Days: It’s a postmodern pandemic and silent film, a century after its heyday, has never been more relevant. This is the perfect time to revisit the dawn of the cinematic age.
Berlinale 2021: While largely successful both in the quality of the films and in their technical delivery to press and industry members, this year’s Berlinale made it clear that streaming at this level still poses some issues.
TIFF 2021: The virtual Tromsø International Film Festival premiered some extraordinary virtual masterpieces this last month. They belied the claustrophobic limitations of tiff.no, and we can only hope they make it soon to a theatre near you.
«If Portrait of a Lady on Fire found desire in the immediacy of the act of seeing, Mona Fastvold’s film locates it deep into the retroactive power of the written word, which turns every diary into a map to salvation.»
Cannes 2020: Limitations creates opportunity. From 12 to 23 May we were supposed to be in Cannes and do our usual coverage on new film art, but if we can’t go to Cannes – what if Cannes comes to us? Here’s this year’s alternative Cannes official selection.
Is the Norwegian film establishment playing it too safe? Either way Kerren Lumer-Klabbers’s A Stone Slowly Falls – the only Norwegian film in Karlovy Vary – is a pleasing, self-contained episode, visually arresting, narratively simple but complete.