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Sundance 2021 / World Cinema Documentary Competition


11 articles available in total starting from 28/01/2021. Last article published on 05/02/2021.

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Hogir Hirori • Director of Sabaya

Interview: Hogir Hirori • Director of Sabaya

“There were some dangerous situations, and I was stunned when I realised that they are part of the everyday life of the people there”

We talked to the Swedish director, whose documentary was shown at Sundance, in the World Cinema Documentary Competition  

05/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

Salomé Jashi • Director of Taming the Garden

Interview: Salomé Jashi • Director of Taming the Garden

“There were so many sub-stories and unspoken feelings that remained hidden behind the fences”

We spoke to Georgian director about her poetic film, which documents the incredible journey undertaken by some centuries-old trees  

04/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

Review: Sabaya

Review: Sabaya

Hogir Hirori’s disturbing documentary details a volunteer organisation that recovers Yazidi women forced into sex slavery by ISIS  

04/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

Review: Taming the Garden

Review: Taming the Garden

Georgian director Salomé Jashi’s new documentary is a savage yet poetic ode to nature and its fight to survive human cruelty  

03/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

Sam Hobkinson  • Director of Misha and the Wolves

Interview: Sam Hobkinson • Director of Misha and the Wolves

“It's a story about storytelling”

We talked to the director about his documentary, in which the actual canines are finally not the villains  

03/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

Camilla Nielsson  • Director of President

Interview: Camilla Nielsson • Director of President

“Democracy is an organism – if we don't nurture it, it will die, and faster than you think”

We talked to acclaimed documentary filmmaker about her Sundance-screened feature, in which she throws people in at the deep end once again  

03/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

Review: Misha and the Wolves

Review: Misha and the Wolves

In his World Cinema Documentary Competition entry, Sam Hobkinson shows that when something seems too good to be true, it usually is  

02/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

Review: Flee

Review: Flee

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated docu-drama on an Afghan refugee’s journey to safety is sublime storytelling  

02/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

Review: President

Review: President

In her documentary that reads more like a thriller, Camilla Nielsson shows how to destroy all pretences of democracy – in ten easy steps  

02/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

Review: The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

Review: The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

In their documentary about Death in Venice star Björn Andrésen, Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri combine archive footage and atmospheric visuals to tell a story of beauty and objectification  

01/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

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