Written and Directed by Sadaf Foroughi (2017), AVA is about the life of an Iranian teen attending an all-girls school. She is a smart pupil and excellent musician, whose life changes when she decides to take on a risky bet, and soon starts to realise how she is viewed by her friends and family. The … Continue reading Ava
Beautifully filmed, Bernadett Tuza-Ritter exposes a dark reality happening behind many closed doors in Hungary and around the world: modern day slavery. In the form of one woman’s story, she has transferred it to the big screen for everyone to see. A WOMAN CAPTURED is a shocking film to watch. It follows Marish as she … Continue reading A Woman Captured
JÚLIA IST is an intriguing and captivating character portrayal, and proof of Elena Martin’s original voice and filmmaking potential. Sarah Henkel reviews at Cambridge Film Festival.
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 audience feels both a spectator and participant of her life, merely flittering place to place, passengers in her voyage towards the ‘American Dream’.
Likarion Wainaina’s SUPA MODO serves up an inspiring tale, writes Murray Ferguson.
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
What happens when women are in charge? …when people are told what others truly think and have said about them? …when eleven strangers take to sea for months on end on a raft? Revisiting anthropologist Santiago Genoves’ much debated 1973 Acali Experiment, wherein five men and six women set sail across the Atlantic on a … Continue reading The Raft
DEPARTURE is captivating in an individualistic, artistic way even if the journey together is tedious and frustrating at times, writes Elle Haywood at Cambridge Film Festival.
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