Since our first chapter about this programme ended by the review of a musical biopic specific for one country (Norway), we begin this one with a take on another geo-specific film.
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Sidebar programmes at the Uppsala International Short Film festival traditionally bring a surprise or two in their focus on authors, genres and trends that deserve a special place in the film history.
At the 38th edition of the Uppsala International Short Film Festival, seven short films were presented within the frames of the Jamaica Now! program, curated by the president of Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) Analisa Chapman, and presented by her close collaborator, and Jafta’s board member Noelle Kerr.
For 38 years, the Berlin Wall divided eastern and western part of the city, East and West Germany, Eastern and Western Block that were engaged in Cold War, and communist and capitalist system with their respective lifestyles. Until it fell, 30 years ago, signalling the victory of one side. That kind of a round anniversary […]
Programme overview: Ukraine Stay Real & Ukraine Stay Weird (Uppsala International Short Film Festival)
“It’s weird. But it’s real.” This is a quote from Uppsala International Short Film Festival’s catalog that opens the introduction text about this year’s special programme double bill Ukraine Stay Real and Ukraine Stay Weird, curated by Olha Reiter from Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art.
Katarzyna Gondek’s masterful fantastic drama with the elements of toned-down body horror Deer Boy opens with a drone shot of a herd of titular animals set against an ominous music score in which…