The winner of this year’s Best Polish Short at Short Waves is a paean to enduring love and the vitality of its central couple.
The theme of ordinary people carrying out the atrocities of the Nazi regime has paradoxically been done to death and, yet with the mother of fascists once more pregnant, in urgent need of another telling.
Yesterday, eight artistic directors of hefty European film festivals attended the opening night of the 77th Venice International Film Festival. Press releases tell me they reaffirmed the value of cinema. I wonder who was there to hear them.
The protagonist of Vladimir Perović’s newest documentary, Our Lady’s Peace, is not a person, but a sacral object: the Our Lady of the Rock church located on a miniature island in the middle of Boka Bay in Montenegro.
The up-and-coming and quite prolific Srebrenica-born, Rome-based filmmaker Ado Hasanović tried to capture the parade and the atmosphere building before it in Sarajevo and its rural surroundings.
Before the industrial boom that started in the 80s, Yiwu was just an unremarkable poor town and the industry of cheap plastics disguised in Christmas motives made it into a considerably big and affluent city that draws a lot of migrant workers from nearby villages and other parts of China.