In Daniel Sánchez López’s Boy Meets Boy, two gay men at a crossroads spend a summer day in Berlin together.
Eliane Raheb discusses MIGUEL'S WAR and using creative documentary techniques to explore her subject’s life and trauma.
Jasmila Žbanic’s Quo Vadis, Aida? is one of the best films of the year. On this episode, we discuss it in context of Atiq Rahimi’s Our Lady of the Nile, another film approaching the theme of genocide with tremendous empathy towards the human cost rather than being a spectacle of suffering.
What did the drain pipe, the security camera, and the sapling say to the girl when she crossed the road? This is the set up, not of some shitty joke, but of a key scene of dramatic conflict in Aleksandre Koberidze’s What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?.
Writer-director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi discusses Berlinale Silver Bear winner Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, and how his unconventional rehearsal methods get uncommonly natural performances.
One of two films at the 2021 Berlinale about the lasting trauma of the Lebanese Civil War (along with the superior Miguel’s War), Memory Box follows three generations of Lebanese women, now living in Montreal, whose lives are uprooted when a literal box of memories lands on their doorstep.
In Kwon Min-pyo and Seo Hansol’s Short Vacation, four thirteen-year-old girls set out to complete their summer photography assignment: photograph the end of the world.
The coming-of-age rite of passage is so often reserved for teenagers transforming from children into adults, but the process of coming to terms with your identity and finding new meaning is one that colours another decade: your 30s.
After the ambitious and wildly popular Portrait of a Lady on Fire shot Céline Sciamma into the arthouse stratosphere, she has returned with her fifth feature, Petite Maman, a warm and contained film whose scale is more akin to Tomboy.
Writer-director Yngvild Sve Flikke and actress Kristine Thorp discuss their subversive pregnancy comedy, Ninjababy, one of the best of the Berlinale.
Alice Diop’s documentary Nous is a portrait of Paris, told through intimate vignettes of citizens living in the suburbs.
At the International Film Festival Rotterdam, we caught up with Magnus von Horn, writer-director of Sweat, who spoke about making one of the first great films about an influencer.