‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ a heart-warming group portrait of a very special bunch laced with the typically dry, but actually well-meaning English humour.
Sheffield Doc Fest
In Xavier Marrades’ short “Misericórdia”, the titular location could be seen from a highly religious and spiritual point of view: God had mercy on the people of that place, rewarding them with a beautiful nature, weather and the opportunity for leisure.
I don’t watch much, anymore; binge-watching makes me ache and devouring cinema like popcorn is too loud and too crunchy for my current disposition. But what I watch, I swim in, letting it sink into my bones, so that it can flow with the water that is already so much of me.
Perel’s tone is not unemotional, but it can be considered a bit flat, which is in accordance with the factual tone of the book: it mainly consists of pure facts devoid of any kind of personal interpretation.
For Evans Chan, the filmmaker based in Hong Kong and New York, his native city serves as the bottomless well of inspiration for his fiction and documentary work. Throughout his career, from To Liv(e) (1991) on, there is a line of chronicling the changes in the Hong Kong society, stuck between two imperial forces, the British and the Chinese.
The Undertaker is a filmed choreographed performance on the streets of Philadelphia, in Fairmount Park and in the historical Laurel Hill Cemetery and it serves as a strong anti-war statement.
The Belgian documentarist Kristof Bilsen tackles a multitude of dualities in his newest feature-length work Mother. The film deals with topics of sickness and health, caring and being cared for, East and West, parents and children and is centered around a nursing home in North Thailand