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 […]Czytaj dalej "Warsaw Film Festival: Sean Baker on trans indie hit Tangerine"
by Janka Poszoni Director Rúnar Runarsson is once again using his homeland, the breathtaking landscape of the Westfjords, a peninsula of northwest Iceland, as a background for his second feature film Sparrows, which tells the poignant coming-of-age story of a young boy and the relationship with his estranged father. After making his debut feature Volcano […]Czytaj dalej "Warsaw Film Festival: Rúnar Runarsson’s Sparrows"
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 […]Czytaj dalej "Warsaw Film Festival: Alante Kavaite on Lithuania as a land of poets and planes"
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 […]Czytaj dalej "Polish thriller The Red Spider won the FIPRESCI Prize at GoEast"
By Elena Rubashevska The Dawn was one of the ten fictions took part in goEast Film Festival competition. Extremely genre, this film brings us to Latvia in the 1950ies, when the proletariat has taken power and the God and private property have ceased to exist. Creation of The Dawn was inspired by Soviet propaganda story […]Czytaj dalej "Propaganda against propaganda in Laila Pakalnina’s The Dawn [goEast]"
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 […]Czytaj dalej "Warsaw Film Festival: “When you know that there are still a few people who understand you, it’s happiness” – Interview with Yerlan Nurmukhambetov"
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 […]Czytaj dalej "Warsaw Film Festival: Neon Bull Director Gabriel Mascaro Talks Cowboys"