Political ideology and family commitments are pushed into knife edge territory at the turn of the Spanish Civil War, as bourgeois holidaymakers try to remain neutral to the conflict.
From horror, comedy, thrillers and animation to period films and docudramas, ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN demonstrates the richness, the diversity and the relevance of a contemporary Japanese cinema that is vastly under-represented on the international film circuit.
REBIRTH follows the traumatised childhood of Erina, an individual who must confront fundamental questions about her own identity if she is not to repeat mistakes made in the past.
Jim Ross takes a look the winner of Film of the Year, Best Screenplay and Best Production Design at Watersprite 2013 – Nick Rowland’s DANCING IN THE ASHES.
The documentary panel at Watersprite explained how the opportunities that documentary filmmaking offers can lead to a filmmaker changing the world.
Jonathan Toomey experiences the extraordinary diversity of this leading UK animation festival.
Pablo Berger’s silent transposal of the classic tale of Snow White onto 1920s Spain emerges as a critique of Spanish machista society, writes Jessica Donnithorne at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
With THE LODGER, Alfred Hitchcock really began to hit his stride, and he has oodles of fun trying to throw the audience off the scent, writes Gavin Midgley.
Franklin P Laviola looks at Robert Flaherty’s NANOOK OF THE NORTH, considered by most film historians to be the medium’s first ever feature-length documentary.