May 2019 marks 80 years since the opening of Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). Chris Dobson looks at what makes GFT both unique and a trendsetter in the Scottish cinema landscape.
LOREAK means ‘flowers’ in Basque. Unsurprisingly, therefore, flowers play a large role in this film by directors Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga. Garaño was also co-director of HANDIA, which in 2018 won ten Goya Awards. Released in 2014, LOREAK made history by becoming the first Basque-language film to be selected as the Spanish entry … Continue reading Loreak (Flowers)
Chris Dobson interviews Cinemaattic’s Alberto M. Valverde and Rafael Cueto about their Basque Spring Film Festival, which runs from April until May 2019.
There is surely no better introduction to Basque culture and customs than the joyous DANTZA. Chris Dobson reviews at CinemaAttic Basque Spring Film Festival.
If Chris Dobson had to sum up this year’s Kimuak selection of Basque shorts in two words? Oso ondo! He reviews from the Basque Spring Film Festival.
THE SPY WITHIN (MUDAR LA PIEL) is the creation of Ana Schulz and Cristóbal Fernández and was only released last year, making it one of the most recent films to be featured in Cinemaattic’s Basque Spring Film Festival. Chris Dobson reviews.
Sergei Loznitsa’s DONBASS plays an important role, therefore, in reminding us of the ongoing, brutal conflict in Ukraine. Chris Dobson reviews.
Chris Dobson reviews the opening night event of Glasgow Short Film Festival: “when the flesh-eating sheep arrive, you’re not even that surprised.”
GLORIA BELL focuses not on the spectacular or the extraordinary but on the simple beauty of the mundane. The film might not blow you away, but it will certainly make you smile. Chris Dobson reviews the Surprise Film at Glasgow Film Festival 2019.
Life is not simple, and victory is never assured. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth the fight for Afrooz, a female football captain in Iran. Chris Dobson reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.