The 51st Krakow Film Festival (KFF) concluded today, cementing its status as one of the most important film events in Europe for documentaries, animation and short narrative films, In all, the Festival presented 223 films (42 narrative films, 49 animated works and132 documentaries). The KFF also offered a series of events for professionals (Industry Zone). The Krakow Film Market selected 300 films (out of 1500 submissions). To support filmmakers and what festival organisers term “socially-engaged and honest documentary films”, the Dragon Forum was set up, allowing filmmakers to pitch completed documentaries to distributors, producers, broadcasters and other film institutions. Among the highlights in the competition were the Danish film MY AVATAR AND ME, the British production GUILTY PLEASURES, American director Jennifer Fox’s MY REINCARNATION and the French film NOBODY KNOWS MY NAME. The Festival also featured a special showcase on Dutch films.
Wilson (Craig Johnson, 2017) 2 out of 4 stars From Craig Johnson, director of the delightfully offbeat, tragicomic The Skeleton Twins, in 2014, comes Wilson, still offbeat and tragicomic, though far less delightfully so. Based on a series of comics … Continue reading
Asghar Farhadi, an Iranian writer-director with a knack for profound dramas (“About Elly”, “A Separation”, “The Past”), returns with “The Salesman”, another heartfelt story branded with uncomfortable dualities. The nature of this tale, set and shot in Tehran, will make … Continue reading
INTERVIEW with industry insider JAMIE LEE SMITH……..One Millennial. One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of not just films, but of … Continue reading