The first impression of this slow-burner might be a bit misleading, due to the filmmaker’s and his cinematographer choices of usually long static, mid-to-long distance takes from lower racourses and “Dutch” angles.
‘Bird in the Peninsula’ is simply magnetic
If hardcore partying and police brutality isn’t enough to show the travails of modern Russian youth, Veber chucks in Olympic training rituals too
Berlinale Shorts Competition The streets should be full of disco balls to give a touch of glamour to the big city gloom. I vote we install one in front of every single entrance of the colourless housing projects to shine a glittery light on their secret stars, just like in Diogo Costa Amarante’s Berlin Shorts […]
From the start, Tudor is depicted with a sense of estrangement: through the veil, out of focus, partly hidden behind another person.
One thing is certain: no one in their right mind would ever want to go back to their teen years and live through them again.
Wang’s directing, essentially composed of editing short clips together in the rhythmical fashion, is apt for a piece of video-art
Miranda Pennell’s short documentary Strange Object, which premiered recently at Berlinale Shorts, is deliberately constructed that way so the viewer has to walk the same route of exploration as the filmmaker did previously
We meet our titular protagonist while he’s sitting in a transparent square space, picking up the courage to step out of it and explore the unknown world that lays in front of his eyes.