Take One’s writers decide upon the best Feature, Documentary, Short and (non-Cambridge) Festival from their experiences on the festival circuit in calendar year 2011.
This poetic and meditative documentary introduces the viewer to the writings of the German/English writer W. G. Sebald and mainly his novel “The Rings of Saturn” which focuses on the narrators trips around Suffolk. Mihai Kolcsar reviews.
The Cinecity event at Playgroup Brighton’s Blind Tiger bar and music venue opened with a looped series of local and international short films, which led up to an AV performance from Brighton band NORDIC GIANTS. Rosy Hunt reviews.
“The sound of AK-47s and lines such as ‘Hear’st thou Mars?’ do not mix well.” Mihai Kolcsar reviews Ralph Fiennes’ modernisation of CORIOLANUS.
“Michel Ocelot astounds his audience with short stories perfect in length for toddlers or for adults of short attention span. By far the most apt and expert use of 3D I have seen, the delicate addition of a third dimension to a silhouette animation is analogous to the magic in the tales.” Ferry Hunt reviews TALES OF THE NIGHT at Brighton Film Festival.
Keith Braithwaite reviews Brighton Film Festival’s EXPERIMENTA, a diverse package of artists’ cinema including animation, found footage and dance for camera.
Keith Braithwaite reviews the short dramas screened at Brighton Film Festival on November 26th.
“For one night only let’s see things on a big screen, with the sound up loud – a party atmosphere to celebrate a commercial artform that continues to run deep roots into all aspects of the cultural conscience”. Harry Hunt reviews Sam Cuthbert’s anthology of music videos at Brighton Film Festival.
The ancient samurai ritual of hara-kiri, also known as seppuku, is a symbolic suicide performed in an attempt to regain honour when all hope is otherwise lost. It is a grisly fate, involving plunging a short sword, known as a tantō into one’s stomach, and slicing left to right. An appointed “attendant” would then finish the job by relieving you of your head. Harry Hunt reviews Takashi Miike’s HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI
“I take photos to show another world,” explains Steve Pyke, opening up his long awaited documentary MOONBUG, and with a subject of astronomy, you’d expect this to be quite fitting. Unfortunately, a documentary about space exploration it is not; it’s an astronomically claustrophobic look into the world of Steve Pyke.