Film Festivals

Vancouver International Film Festival 2008—Part 2

Art, artists, the difficulties of the 20th century

By Joanne Laurier, 16 October 2008

This is the second in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival (September 25-October 10).

Vancouver International Film Festival 2008—Part 1

Life in its incontrovertible reality

By David Walsh, 13 October 2008

This is the first in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival (September 25-October 10).

Interview with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, directors of Lorna’s Silence

By David Walsh, 29 September 2008

The WSWS interviewed Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne at the recent Toronto film festival.

Toronto International Film Festival 2008—Part 5

The Dardenne brothers: but what about the “extenuating circumstances”?

By David Walsh, 29 September 2008

This is the fifth and final part of a series devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 4-13).

Toronto International Film Festival 2008—Part 4

Some urgency about the state of the world

By Joanne Laurier, 26 September 2008

This is the fourth of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 4-13).

An interview with Chus Gutiérrez, director of Return to Hansala

By David Walsh, 24 September 2008

The WSWS interviewed Chus Gutiérrez at the recent Toronto film festival. (See “Toronto International Film Festival 2008--Part 3: Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky, Terence Davies’ Of Time and the City: What the filmmakers now see”)

Toronto International Film Festival 2008—Part 3

Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky, Terence Davies’ Of Time and the City: What the filmmakers now see

By David Walsh, 24 September 2008

This is the third of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 4-13). To create a visually appealing and insightful film is difficult. There are many technical problems to confront, as well as the complex task of developing the themes and overall mood of a work in an artistic manner. To withstand various pressures, to tell the truth without flinching, to be true to what is best in oneself—none of this is easy.

55th Sydney Film Festival—Part 6

Deborah Kerr: an actor with genuine subtlety and integrity

By Richard Phillips, 23 September 2008

This is the last in a series of articles on the 2008 Sydney Film Festival. Part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 appeared on September 16, 17, 18, 19 and 22 respectively.

55th Sydney Film Festival—Part 5

Yung Chang speaks with WSWS about Up the Yangtze

By Richard Phillips, 22 September 2008

This is the fifth in a series of articles on the 2008 Sydney Film Festival. Part 1, 2, 3 and 4 appeared on September 16, 17, 18 and 19 respectively.

Toronto International Film Festival 2008—Part 2

Social drama

By Joanne Laurier, 20 September 2008

This is the second of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 4-13).  Part 1 was published September 18. A deeply felt humanism characterized many of the films seen by this reviewer at the Toronto festival. For the most part, such films exhibited insight and sensitivity about how people operate in their daily lives in distressing social circumstances. Not much was taken lightly, even in comedies. The plight of immigrants or the native-born in some of the poorest—and richest—of lands was often rendered with care.

55th Sydney Film Festival—Part 4

Contemporary dramas from Israel, Australia and South Africa

Jerusalema

By Mile Klindo, 19 September 2008

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the 2008 Sydney Film Festival. Part 1, 2 and 3 appeared on September 16, 17 and 18 respectively.

55th Sydney Film Festival—Part 3

Noteworthy documentaries—from Australia and Canada

By Richard Philips and Ismet Redzovic, 18 September 2008

This is the third in a series of articles on the 2008 Sydney Film Festival. Part 1 appeared on Tuesday September 16 and Part 2 on Wednesday September 17.

Toronto International Film Festival 2008—Part 1

Glimpses of life, if not the essential facts of the world

By David Walsh, 18 September 2008

This is the first of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 4-13). A great many films are screened at the Toronto film festival, some 312 this year. We saw about forty-five. You always hope that you have selected the most interesting. Perhaps something truly extraordinary escapes, but it doesn’t seem that likely. As usual, we tended to see the films that are not going to show up in the local movie theater.

55th Sydney Film Festival—Part 2

Socially meaningful, but limited

Rain of the Children

By Richard Phillips and Ismet Redzovic, 17 September 2008

This is the second in a series of articles on the 2008 Sydney Film Festival. Part 1 was posted on September 16.

55th Sydney Film Festival—Part 1

A few intelligent movies, but lost in an increasingly industry-oriented event

Serious work

By Richard Phillips and Ismet Redzovic, 16 September 2008

This year’s Sydney Film Festival from June 4-22 screened 55 documentaries, 117 feature films, and 45 short films, one of the largest programs mounted by the 55-year-old event. It also inaugurated a new “best film” competition, with a $60,000 prize made possible by grants from the Hunter Hall investment company and the New South Wales state government.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2008

Part 4: Other stories, varying degrees of success

By Joanne Laurier, 29 May 2008

This is the fourth and final in a series of articles on the 2008 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 24-May 8.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2008

Part 3: Not genuinely “close to life”

By David Walsh, 16 May 2008

This is the third in a series of articles on the 2008 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 24-May 8.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2008

Part 2: Dramas about poverty and war

By Joanne Laurier, 14 May 2008

This is the second in a series of articles on the 2008 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 24-May 8.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2008

Part 1: Some interesting films from newer directors

By David Walsh, 10 May 2008

This is the first of a series of articles on the 2008 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 24-May 8.

The 58th Berlinale—Part 1

Some alarm signals in contemporary film

By Stefan Steinberg, 26 February 2008

The following is the first in a series of articles on the 58th Berlinale, the film festival held February 7-17, 2008, in Berlin, Germany. Additional reports will appear in the coming days.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2007—Part 3

Some of the old problems, too

By David Walsh, 28 November 2007

This is the third and last in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival (September 27-October 12)

Vancouver International Film Festival 2007—Part 2

... And the new problems

By David Walsh, 1 November 2007

This is the second in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival (September 27 - October 12)

Vancouver International Film Festival 2007—Part 1

The “new seriousness” in cinema...

By David Walsh, 27 October 2007

This is the first in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival (September 27-October 12)

Toronto International Film Festival 2007—Part 5

The lives of two overlooked women

By Joanne Laurier, 4 October 2007

This is the fifth and final article in a series devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 6-15).

Toronto International Film Festival 2007—Part 4

A remarkable film about the Iraq war

By David Walsh, 2 October 2007

This is the fourth of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 6-15).

Toronto International Film Festival 2007—Part 3

Compassion toward the most despised and other matters

By Joanne Laurier, 29 September 2007

This is the third of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 6-15).

Toronto International Film Festival 2007—Part 2

Urgency about human matters

By David Walsh, 26 September 2007

This is the second of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 6-15).

Toronto International Film Festival 2007—Part 1

The world is so poorly understood—or is it?

By David Walsh, 22 September 2007

This is the first of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 6-15).

Edinburgh Film Festival: Solitary fragments or part of social experience?

By Steve James, 4 September 2007

Blind Mountain by Li Yang, Blackbird by Adam Rapp, Solitary Fragments by Jaime Rosales

Edinburgh Film Festival: Two antiwar films

Beaufort by Joseph Cedar and Extraordinary Rendition by Jim Threapleton

By Steve James, 3 September 2007

The 61st Edinburgh International Film Festival held between 15 and 25 August featured over 150 new films, documentaries, animations and shorts. Some of these, on widely varying matters and from all over the world, will make their way around independent cinemas, others will appear on television. A few will make it into mainstream cinemas.

54th Sydney Film Festival—Part 7

John Huston: a prolific filmmaker with some brilliant works

By Richard Phillips, 7 August 2007

This is the last in a series of articles on the 2007 Sydney Film Festival, held June 8-24. Part 1 appeared on July 4, Part 2 on July 10, Part 3 on July 11, Part 4 on July 12, Part 5 on July 24 and Part 6 on August 6.

54th Sydney Film Festival—Part 6

Turkish films: mostly serious but lacking lasting impact

By Ismet Redzovic, 6 August 2007

This is the sixth in a series of articles on the 2007 Sydney Film Festival, held June 8-24. Part 1 appeared on July 4, Part 2 on July 10, Part 3 on July 11, Part 4 on July 12 and Part 5 on July 24.

54th Sydney Film Festival—Part 5

Australian reflections: Boxing Day, The Home Song Stories and Lucky Miles

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2007

This is the fifth in a series of articles on the 2007 Sydney Film Festival, held June 8-24. Part 1 appeared on July 4, Part 2 on July 10, Part 3 on July 11 and Part 4 on July 12.

Sydney Film Festival

“I’m interested in a documentary and fiction hybrid”: filmmaker Kriv Stenders speaks with WSWS

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2007

Filmmaker Kriv Stenders graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 1989 with a major in cinematography. Like many of his fellow graduates, Stenders shot and directed music videos, television commercials and documentaries until 2005, when he made his first two features—The Illustrated Family Doctor and Blacktown.

54th Sydney Film Festival—Part 4

12:08 East of Bucharest and Beauty in Trouble: mixed results from Eastern Europe

By Ismet Redzovic, 12 July 2007

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the 2007 Sydney Film Festival, held June 8-24. Part 1 appeared on July 4, Part 2 on July 10 and Part 3 on July 11

54th Sydney Film Festival—Part 3

Some documentaries from China, Israel and Australia

By Richard Phillips, 11 July 2007

This is the third in a series of articles on the 2007 Sydney Film Festival, held June 8-24.

54th Sydney Film Festival—Part 2

“New Crowned Hope” films from Asia: Strengths and weaknesses

By Richard Phillips, 10 July 2007

This is the second in a series of articles on the 2007 Sydney Film Festival, held June 8-24. Part 1 appeared on July 4.

54th Sydney Film Festival—Part 1

Uneven responses to real human problems

By Richard Phillips, 4 July 2007

This is the first in a series of articles on the 2007 Sydney Film Festival, held June 8-24.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2007

Part 5: Serious, but flawed

By David Walsh, 28 May 2007

This is the fifth and final article in a series on the 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 26-May 10.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2007

Part 4: Films on Africa—“ The problem always comes back to poverty”

By Joanne Laurier, 23 May 2007

This is the fourth of a series of articles on the 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 26-May 10.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2007

Part 3: Smiling through the pain

By David Walsh, 18 May 2007

This is the third of a series of articles on the 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 26-May 10.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2007

Part 2: An artist’s circle of hell

By Joanne Laurier, 16 May 2007

This is the second of a series of articles on the 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 26-May 10.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2007

Part 1: For honesty and urgency in filmmaking

By David Walsh, 12 May 2007

This is the first of a series of articles on the 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 26-May 10.

57th Berlin Film Festival—Part 2

Some rumblings in German film

By Stefan Steinberg, 29 March 2007

This is the second in a series of articles on the recent Berlin film festival.

57th Berlin Film Festival—Part 1

Stumbling over political and historical themes

By Stefan Steinberg, 5 March 2007

The increasing commercialisation of major modern film festivals obliges a festival director and his staff to strike a balance between a number of competing interests. Large corporations, which invest considerable sums of money in the festival, are keen to secure advantages from product placement, and also have an interest in seeing that films critical of their activities are not prominently presented. The cooperation of international television stations and media outlets requires that the festival staff ensure that a sufficient number of stars tread the red carpet. Under such conditions, the room to present artistically engaging cinema becomes increasingly limited.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2006—Part 4

Political documentaries

By David Walsh, 2 November 2006

This is the fourth and final in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival (September 28-October 13).

Vancouver International Film Festival 2006—Part 3

The passive voice

By David Walsh, 27 October 2006

This is the third in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival (September 28-October 13).

Vancouver International Film Festival 2006—Part 2

Not everything, but certainly something

By David Walsh, 23 October 2006

This is the second in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival (September 28-October 13)

Vancouver International Film Festival 2006-Part 1

What we see and what we do not yet see

By David Walsh, 21 October 2006

This is the first in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival (September 28-October 13)

Toronto International Film Festival 2006—Part 6

Where death threatens to be more real than life

By David Walsh, 9 October 2006

This is the sixth and final article in a series devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 7-16).

Toronto International Film Festival 2006—Part 5

John Lennon vs. his celebrators

By Joanne Laurier, 7 October 2006

This is the fifth in a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 7-16).

Toronto International Film Festival 2006—Part 4

Our tumultuous times

By David Walsh, 3 October 2006

This is the fourth in a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 7-16).

Toronto International Film Festival 2006—Part 3

“I am not terrorist or monster. I am not Dracula. I am not a monkey or cow. I am a man”

By Joanne Laurier, 30 September 2006

This is the third in a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 7-16).

Toronto International Film Festival 2006—Part 2

The past is present

By David Walsh, 26 September 2006

This is the second of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 7-16).

Toronto International Film Festival 2006—Part 1

Some things are sinking in

By David Walsh, 22 September 2006

This is the first of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival (September 7-16).

53rd Sydney Film Festival-Part 7

Jean-Pierre Melville—a minor but intriguing figure

By Richard Phillips, 15 August 2006

This is the seventh and concluding part to a series of articles on the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, held from June 9-25. Parts one, two, three, four, five and six were published on July 17, 19, 22, 25, August 1 and 3, respectively.

“To encourage people to think more deeply about this social tragedy”

An interview with Olivier Meyrou, director of Beyond Hatred

By Richard Phillips, 3 August 2006

Olivier Meyrou, director of the prizewinning French documentary Beyond Hatred, spoke with the World Socialist Web Siteduring the recent Sydney Film Festival. The film carefully charts the humane response of the Chenu family to the brutal murder of Francois, their 29-year-old homosexual son, by skinheads in 2002. (See review). Meyrou, 40, studied literature and communication before attending film school in Paris and New York’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has worked as an assistant director of operas and made several documentaries, including My Own Little Gay America (1996), Zelda (1998) and Bye Bye Apartheid (2004).

53rd Sydney Film Festival--Part 6

The Archive Project and Beyond Hatred—two documentaries

By Richard Phillips, 3 August 2006

This is the sixth part of a series of articles on the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, held on June 9-25. Parts one, two, three, four and five were published on July 17, 19, 22, 25 and August 1, respectively.

53rd Sydney Film Festival--Part 5

Three serious, but unchallenging, films from Eastern Europe

By Mile Klindo and Ismet Redzovic, 1 August 2006

This is the fifth part of a series of articles on the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, held June 9-25. The first part was posted July 17, the second on July 19, the third on July 22 and the fourth on July 25.

53rd Sydney Film Festival—Part 4

Middle East and North African focus

By Richard Phillips, 25 July 2006

This is the fourth part of a series of articles on the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, held June 9-25. The first part was posted July 17, the second on July 19 and the third on July 22.

“The Bush administration is using Sami Al Hajj to fight Al Jazeera”

An interview with Abdallah el-Binni, director of Prisoner 345

By Richard Phillips, 25 July 2006

Abdallah el-Binni, director of the documentary Prisoner 345, spoke with the World Socialist Web Site during the recent Sydney Film Festival. El-Binni’s 50-minute film examines the US incarceration of Sami Al Hajj, a 36-year-old Al Jazeera cameraman who has been held without charge in Guantánamo Bay for the past four years. (See 53rd Sydney Film Festival--Part 4: Middle East and North African focus).

53rd Sydney Film Festival--Part 3

Some films about South America: a disappointing collection

By Ismet Redzovic, 22 July 2006

This is the third part of a series of articles on the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, held June 9-25. Thefirst part was posted July 17, the second part July 19.

53rd Sydney Film Festival--Part 2

Ten Canoes: a dramatic exploration of ancient Aboriginal culture

By Richard Phillips, 19 July 2006

This is the second part of a series of articles on the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, held June 9-25. Thefirst part was posted July 17.

53rd Sydney Film Festival--Part 1

Not deep enough

By Richard Phillips, 17 July 2006

This is the first of a series of articles on the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, held June 9-25.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2006—Part 4

Other European and Asian films

By David Walsh, 26 May 2006

This is the fourth and final part of a series of articles on the 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 20-May 4. The first part was posted May 13, Part 2 May 19 and Part 3 May 22.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2006—Part 3

Political exposures and more ... or less

By Joanne Laurier, 22 May 2006

This is the third part of a series of articles on the 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 20-May 4. The first part was posted May 13 and Part 2 May 19.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2006—Part 2

Creditable works

By David Walsh, 19 May 2006

This is the second part of a series of articles on the 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 20-May 4. The first part was posted May 13.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2006—Part 1

Film and history

By David Walsh, 13 May 2006

This is the first part of a series of articles on the 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 20-May 4

56th Berlin Film Festival—Part 4

Back to Basics?: The Elementary Particles by Oskar Roehler

By Bernd Reinhardt, 18 March 2006

One of the four German films to feature in the main competition selection at this year’s Berlinale was The Elementary Particles by Oskar Roehler. The film is inspired by the 1998 novel of the same title by prominent French author Michel Houellebecq.

56th Berlin Film Festival—Part 3

The work of theatre director Robert Wilson and other documentary films

By Stefan Steinberg, 11 March 2006

“I do theatre, I do not do meanings”—exchange between Robert Wilson and film director Katharina Otto-Bernstein.

56th Berlin Film Festival—Part 2

Crossing the “red line”: Iranian films and censorship

By Stefan Steinberg, 4 March 2006

This year’s Berlinale saw a selection of Iranian films taking up a wide range of issues and demonstrating some of the strengths and weaknesses of Iranian cinema. Along with It’s Winter by Rafi Pitts and Offside by Jafar Panahi in the competition selection, Men At Work by Mani Haghighi, Another Morning by Nasser Refaie and Gradually by Maziar Miri were also featured.

56th Berlin Film Festival—Part1

Further stirrings

By Stefan Steinberg, 1 March 2006

A trend noticeable at last year’s Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) in embryonic form, the attempt by some filmmakers in a few countries to probe and penetrate the surface of current social and political life and make their reflections the basis for cinematic work, continued at the 56th edition of the festival this year. This tendency towards a certain polarisation in film clearly reflects a polarisation taking place in society as a whole.

Film festivals in Cottbus and Neubrandenburg

Part 2—Feature films

By Stefan Steinberg, 3 December 2005

This is the second article on recent film festivals in Cottbus and Neubrandenburg, which focus on new works produced ineastern Europe. The first article was posted December 1.

Film festivals in Cottbus and Neubrandenburg

Realism and nostalgia

Part 1—Documentary films

By Stefan Steinberg, 1 December 2005

The western European and North American media, for obvious reasons, hardly ever treat current conditions in eastern Europe. Thus, film festivals featuring east European film offer a rare opportunity to assess social, ideological and artistic trends in many of the former Soviet bloc countries.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2005—Part 3

Strengths and weaknesses of Asian cinema

By David Walsh, 1 November 2005

This is the third and final article in a series on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival 2005—Part 2

Working class life and other problems

By David Walsh, 24 October 2005

This is the second in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival 2005—Part 1

Iraq and American life

By David Walsh, 19 October 2005

This is the first in a series of articles on the recent Vancouver International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival 2005-Part 5

The wars inside and out

By Joanne Laurier, 11 October 2005

This is the fifth and final of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival.

An interview with Shonali Bose, director of Amu

By David Walsh, 6 October 2005

David Walsh spoke to Shonali Bose, the director of Amu, and her husband, Bedabrata Pain, the film’s producer, in Toronto. The film centers on the riots in Delhi in 1984, organized by the highest levels of the Indian state, that led to the deaths of thousands of Sikhs.

Toronto International Film Festival 2005—Part 4

Art and the social element

By David Walsh, 6 October 2005

This is the fourth of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival.

Toronto International Film Festival 2005—Part 3

Scars of war

By Joanne Laurier, 3 October 2005

This is the third of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival.

An interview with Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, co-director of Gilaneh

3 October 2005

Joanne Laurier and David Walsh spoke to Rakhshan Bani-Etemad in Toronto

Toronto International Film Festival 2005—Part 2

Valuable films from France

By David Walsh, 28 September 2005

This is the second of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival.

Toronto International Film Festival 2005—Part 1

World cinema and the world’s problems

By David Walsh, 23 September 2005

This is the first of a series of articles devoted to the recent Toronto film festival.

52nd Sydney Film Festival

Some valuable dramatisations of social life

By Richard Phillips and Ismet Redzovic, 1 August 2005

This is the final article on the 52nd Sydney Film Festival. Parts one, two, three, four, five and six were published on July 7, 12, 13, 21, 25 and 27 respectively.

52nd Sydney Film Festival

The struggle against superstition in a West African village

Moolaadé, written and directed by Ousmane Sembène

By Mile Klindo, 27 July 2005

This is the sixth in a series of articles on the 52nd Sydney Film Festival. Parts one, two, three, four and five were published on July 7, 12, 13, 21 and 25 respectively.

52nd Sydney Film Festival

Yugoslav filmmaker at an impasse

Life is a Miracle (Zivot Je Cudo), directed and co-written by Emir Kusturica

By Ismet Redzovic, 25 July 2005

This is the fifth in a series of articles on the 52nd Sydney Film Festival. Parts one, two, three and four were published on July 7, 12, 13 and 21, respectively.

52nd Sydney Film Festival

Some interesting documentaries

By Richard Phillips, 21 July 2005

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the 52nd Sydney Film Festival.

52nd Sydney Film Festival

“A return from a different kind of investment”

Amma Asante, A Way of Life writer and director, speaks with WSWS

By Richard Phillips, 13 July 2005

A Way of Life, a confronting first feature about poverty and racism in South Wales by writer-director Amma Asante, has won a series of British film awards, including a BAFTA prize for the most promising newcomer, since its release last year. Asante, a former child actress on British television, spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the movie when she attended the recent Sydney Film Festival.

52nd Sydney Film Festival

Reality confronted, with passion and humanity

By Richard Phillips, 12 July 2005

This is the second in a series of articles on the 52nd Sydney Film Festival. Part One was published on July 7.

52nd Sydney Film Festival

A generally disappointing selection

By Richard Phillips, 7 July 2005

This is the first in a series of articles on the Sydney Film Festival, held over the period June 10-25, 2005.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2005—Part 3

There is no shortage of subjects

By David Walsh, 14 May 2005

This is the third in a series of articles about the recent San Francisco film festival, held April 21-May 5

San Francisco International Film Festival 2005—Part 2

Problems with history

By David Walsh, 12 May 2005

This is the second in a series of articles about the recent San Francisco film festival, held April 21-May 5

San Francisco International Film Festival 2005—Part 1

What should be encouraged

By David Walsh, 10 May 2005

This is the first in a series of articles about the recent San Francisco film festival, held April 21-May 5

The 55th Berlin Film Festival—Part 4

Aesthetic choices: Aleksandr Sokurov’s The Sun

By Stefan Steinberg, 11 March 2005

This is the fourth in a series of articles written in response to the recent 55th Berlinale—the Berlin film festival—February 10-20.

The 55th Berlin Film Festival—Part 3

An increasingly complex portrayal of German anti-fascism

By Bernd Reinhardt, 5 March 2005

This is the third in a series of articles written in response to the recent 55th Berlinale—the Berlin film festival—February 10-20.

The 55th Berlin Film Festival—Part 2

Four films on Africa and the Middle East

By Stefan Steinberg, 28 February 2005

This is the second in a series of articles written in response to the recent 55th Berlinale—the Berlin film festival—February 10-20

The 55th Berlin Film Festival—Part 1

Social life and history intrude

By Stefan Steinberg and Bernd Reinhardt, 23 February 2005

This is the first in a series of articles written in response to the recent 55th Berlinale—the Berlin film festival—February 10-20

Vancouver International Film Festival 2004—Part 3

No answers yet to new problems

By David Walsh, 26 October 2004

This is the third and final in a series of articles about the recent Vancouver film festival. Part 2 was posted October 21.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2004—Part 2

Once again, avoiding the more difficult problems

By David Walsh, 21 October 2004

This is the second in a series of articles about the recent Vancouver film festival. Part One was posted October 15.