Film Reviews

Tigers - by Ronnie Sandahl - Swedish director Ronnie Sandahl’s new film is an enthralling exploration of the darker side of professional football, telling the true story of Martin Bengtsson’s experience at Inter Milan
Tigers
by Ronnie Sandahl
Swedish director Ronnie Sandahl’s new film is an enthralling exploration of the darker side of professional football, telling the true story of Martin Bengtsson’s experience at Inter Milan
Fortuna - by Nicolangelo Gelormini - Based on a sinister real-life story, Nicolangelo Gelormini constructs his feature debut as a kind of cubist and surreal horror film, seen from a child’s point of view
Fortuna
by Nicolangelo Gelormini
Based on a sinister real-life story, Nicolangelo Gelormini constructs his feature debut as a kind of cubist and surreal horror film, seen from a child’s point of view
Nimby - Not In My Back Yard - by Teemu Nikki - The Birdcage meets Nazi hillbillies in Teemu Nikki’s Finnish satire that spells things out a bit too clearly
Nimby - Not In My Back Yard
by Teemu Nikki
The Birdcage meets Nazi hillbillies in Teemu Nikki’s Finnish satire that spells things out a bit too clearly
Sisters Apart - by Daphne Charizani - Daphne Charizani’s new feature tells of a young soldier’s desperate search for her sister, a Kurdish fighter battling ISIS
Sisters Apart
by Daphne Charizani
Daphne Charizani’s new feature tells of a young soldier’s desperate search for her sister, a Kurdish fighter battling ISIS
Full Moon - by Nermin Hamzagić - Instead of being a generic, didactic exercise telling the audience what is right and wrong, Nermin Hamzagić’s debut feature is actually an interesting character study
Full Moon
by Nermin Hamzagić
Instead of being a generic, didactic exercise telling the audience what is right and wrong, Nermin Hamzagić’s debut feature is actually an interesting character study
The Barcelona Vampiress - by Lluís Danés - Lluís Danés’ historical film, which scooped the Audience Award at Sitges, excels thanks to its creative mise-en-scène and its slamming of classist abuse from last century
The Barcelona Vampiress
by Lluís Danés
Lluís Danés’ historical film, which scooped the Audience Award at Sitges, excels thanks to its creative mise-en-scène and its slamming of classist abuse from last century
Louloute - by Hubert Viel - With a dash of melancholy and a generous helping of charm, Hubert Viel smoothly blends together the colours of time, looking back over the childhood of a little girl hailing from a farming family
Louloute
by Hubert Viel
With a dash of melancholy and a generous helping of charm, Hubert Viel smoothly blends together the colours of time, looking back over the childhood of a little girl hailing from a farming family
The Enemy - by Stephan Streker - Stephan Streker places viewers in the position of the jury and urges us to question our inner convictions
The Enemy
by Stephan Streker
Stephan Streker places viewers in the position of the jury and urges us to question our inner convictions
The final clapperboard slams on Tereza Nvotová’s drama The Nightsiren

The final clapperboard slams on Tereza Nvotová’s drama The Nightsiren

The up-and-coming Slovakian filmmaker’s sophomore fiction feature, which deals with female empowerment and mixes drama and magical realism, has entered post-production  

21/10 | Production | Funding | Slovakia/Czech Republic/France

Radu Jude in post-production with Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Radu Jude in post-production with Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

The film follows what happens after a secondary-school teacher posts an amateur porn clip on a website  

21/10 | Production | Funding | Romania/Luxembourg/Czech Republic/Croatia

Bernd Buder • Programme director, FilmFestival Cottbus

Interview: Bernd Buder • Programme director, FilmFestival Cottbus

“Our main focus needs to be on strengthening the connection between the film and its audience”

We talked to Bernd Buder, the programme director of FilmFestival Cottbus, about this year's hybrid, or rather “dual”, edition  

21/10 | Cottbus 2020

Maciej Bochniak • Director of Magnesia

Interview: Maciej Bochniak • Director of Magnesia

“I’m a self-taught director; my university was the cinema”

We talked to Maciej Bochniak about his Polish-set western Magnesia, which stars Dawid Ogrodnik and Mateusz Kościukiewicz, among others  

21/10 | Warsaw 2020

Slovakia’s One World Film Festival to introduce a slew of local documentaries

Slovakia’s One World Film Festival to introduce a slew of local documentaries

The latest works by domestic filmmakers Maia Martiniak, Lucia Kašová, Vladislava Sárkány and Jakub Julény will be premiered during the upcoming, online iteration of the festival  

21/10 | Festivals | Awards | Slovakia

The Slovak Audiovisual Fund provides financial support for local cinema operators

The Slovak Audiovisual Fund provides financial support for local cinema operators

The theatres will receive the support this month, after they have had to shutter again as the second wave of coronavirus hits the country  

20/10 | Distribution | Releases | Exhibitors | Slovakia

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