Warsaw Film Festival: Sean Baker on trans indie hit Tangerine

By Janka Pozsonyi After making its debut at Sundance at the beginning of the year, American director Sean Baker’s fifth feature film Tangerine has been generating strong buzz with its brave technical innovations and topical exploration of US transgender society. The story of two girlfriends looking for a cheating boyfriend and his mistress was shot […]

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Warsaw Film Festival: Alante Kavaite on Lithuania as a land of poets and planes

By Yuliya Malikova Sensual, impressionistic, and smoothly depicting the beautiful sadness of adolescence and the joy of first love: The Summer of Sangaile by Lithuanian director Alante Kavaite in competition at the Warsaw Film Festival creates a unique and touching atmosphere. The film, which won Kavaite a deserved Best Director award at Sundance earlier this […]

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Polish thriller The Red Spider won the FIPRESCI Prize at GoEast

By Elena Rubashevska Due to its intriguing plot and outstanding cinematography the FIPRESCI prize was assigned to Polish criminal thriller The Red Spider directed by Marcin Koszałka. Symposium “In the shadow – crime in Central and Eastern European genre film” became one of the main topics of goEast Film Festival, and fiction feature The Red […]

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Warsaw Film Festival: “When you know that there are still a few people who understand you, it’s happiness” – Interview with Yerlan Nurmukhambetov

By Kate Didenko and Saulius Nojus Kovalskas Life is simple, life is colourful. And Walnut Tree, burning with passion for life, confirms that, combining multiple stories and impressions into a new painting-like reality, and showing people and their eccentricities in a simple and lighthearted way. Already well on its way, earning the New Currents Award […]

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Warsaw Film Festival: Neon Bull Director Gabriel Mascaro Talks Cowboys

By Saulius Nojus Kovalskas Neon Bull, the second feature by Brazilian filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro, won a Special Jury Prize when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year. Set in present-day northeastern Brazil – a historically poor region that finally seems to be improving – the film deals with cowboys and their bodily […]

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