Film Review: Finsterworld (2013)

Finsterworld is a strange film that can hold its own, but uses a plot device that many have seen before. I wonder where you draw the line of comparisons of movies when using these techniques? It would be understandable if they were using the same subject matter, or even set in the same country, or creating the same vibe, but just because it uses multiple sto[...]

The Invisible Burqa- Modern Women and Old Conflicts

France ditched the use of the burqa in 2011 in public places; the main argument supporting this proposal was the fact that face-coverings prevent the identification of a person, which is both a security risk as well as an implied limitation within a society which relies on facial recognition and expression for communicating. However, the underlining and fran[...]

Film Review: Brotherhood: Taegukgi (2004)

"Brotherhood: Taegukgi” shows the horrendous events that took place on the front line during the Korean War. Spawned out of Cold War tensions, divisions created post-World War II and included three of the worlds military heavyweights (US, Russia & China), this was a brutal, unforgiving and costly war. Just under 200,000 died in total, and over 500,000 wo[...]

Photographer Interview: Bärbel Praun

Bärbel Praun is a German photographer who lives everywhere yet nowhere, as she describes herself. Her photography moves between monumental landscapes which question our interactions and attitudes to nature and tourism, and small, intimate details of places and objects, a visual research and constant questioning of the notions of home and memories. How d[...]

Film Review: The New Girlfriend (2015)

I had been holding off writing a review of The New Girlfriend for a while now, because I don’t think I can do it justice. This will surely rank as one of the top films of the year for me and I don’t want to do it a disservice. I’m not a professional film critic, I hadn’t even heard of François Ozon until my friend asked me to come and see this film. The firs[...]

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