Category Archives: Reviews

The Fall of the House of Usher; The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope

The main event at this performance, part of the Festival’s ‘Restorations and Rediscoveries’ strand, was Jean Epstein’s hour-long silent LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON USHER (THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER) from 1928. It was preceded by Jan Svankmajer’s THE PENDULUM, THE PIT AND HOPE (KYVADLO, JÁMA A NADEJE), a live action short with … Continue reading The Fall of the House of Usher; The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope

The Raven and the Seagull

Following fictionised lives of the inhabitants of Greenland, THE RAVEN AND THE SEAGULL tenderly recreates and overimagines the myths and misconceptions which exist between the people and landscapes of Greenland and Denmark. Examining a colonial history embedded not only in the heartbreakingly beautiful Greenlandic terrain but also in the infinite landscapes of a country’s mind, … Continue reading The Raven and the Seagull

The Second Awakening of Christa Klages

As part of its latest tour The Personal is Political: The Films of Margarethe von Trotta, the Independent Cinema Office graces film enthusiasts of the 38th Cambridge Film Festival with the legendary German director’s solo directorial debut, THE SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES. The film tells the story of Christa Klages, a young woman who … Continue reading The Second Awakening of Christa Klages