Along with Beshir’s artistry, one of the film’s key assets is its filming location, the historical city of Harar in Eastern Ethiopia.
Seattle International Film Festival
Urkijo Alijo does a very cleaver trick to add an artificial layer of patina to the story, by filming it in stark black and white contrast and in boxy 4:3 aspect ratio, highlighting the feeling of an old, old movie with the textual cards of rhymed material replacing the dialogue completely
There are echoes of the Japanese anime films from the 90s and an array of the live action dystopian SF-noirs from Blade Runner to Strange Days. But design-wise, Our Bed Is Green is something else
‘The Mechanical Dancer’ faces the biggest problem when its retro look gets contrasted by the crisp quality of the digital animation.
Breaches focuses on insufficient measures to do something about the domestic abuse, such as the inefficient restraining orders and the technology possible to hack or fool
‘Utuqaq’ is far from a groundbreaking documentary about the climate change, but it does what its director promises – it tells a planetary story of the Arctic with its magnificent landscapes almost completely empty of people.
As a viewing experience, Coffee & Sugar is genuinely heart-warming.
Success comes with a steep price to pay and it is a part of the universal human knowledge.
Ghost Dogs is a film that banks on its spooky atmosphere and deft visual storytelling with hardly any dialogue involved.