It might seem hopelessly naive, but I go to films to find out about the world and going to film festivals doubles down on the mission
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Anabela Angelovska’s documentary tells the story of the people who have left, but from the perspective of the place they left behind and yet hope to build.
Weide and co-director Don Argott have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to archive footage.
‘Harmonia’ tells the story of a student who’s dedication to her rowing team sees her go to extremes, punishing her own body and alienating her from the people around her
Forever in Leone’s shadow, Corbucci however made a series of distinctive and critically lauded Spaghetti Westerns
The story, such as it is, proceeds like a documentary. We just follow, usually from a distance, what people do.
The filmmaker insists that this forgotten war on the eastern reaches of Europe is a throwback to the kind of atritional warfare of position which was supposed to never happen again.
Ultimately the film succeeds in reclaiming the song and the context in which it was written. It feels designed to introduce people to a world of serious thought that created a popular sensation.
Majid Al-Remaihi’s film is partly an attempt to rescue or retrieve something both of his mother and himself.