Novelty and craft values prove to be enough for ‘Journey to the Sun’ to become and remain a documentary worth at least one viewing.
Key thing for Looking for Horses are its subtle imperfections that found their way into the film: some hasty camera movements, some shots from way too close-up, the loss of focus.
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia dissolved in a bloody war in the 90s even before it got the chance to get rounded-up, finished as a country. Only memories in the minds of the people old enough to remember it and a number of abstract, modernist monuments are left to remind us that it once existed. […]
‘Notes from the Underworld’ is not a documentary about the underworld itself and about the events that should be substantiated in hard facts, but a film about the past and different lives bygone.
Manskiy started filming Gorbachev at his home, “given” to him in the form of a life-long rentless lease by the presidents of the former Soviet republics at the moment of the collapse of the communist empire
Gorlova lets herself and her colleagues Simon Mozgovyi and Olha Zhurba go wild in the editing department, spinning the film into an extremely moody, experimental direction while playing with the added “visual noise”.
Most of the stories are heart-breaking and sobering in pointing at the lack of any kind of support for victims of violence, leaving the Iranian women with endurance as the only option.
As a project, ‘Speak So I Could See You’ was developed over the course of years, and the richly textured, layered, top-quality work shows.
The structure of “Flesh” is exceptionally clever: the film is divided in five chapters titled after the five stages of meat cooking (“rare”, “medium rare” and so forth) with a different protagonist / narrator and a different animation style to each of them.