One film stood (no, it veritably flew) over all others for me in this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF): Kosmos (Reha Erdem, 2010).
In any good film festival, one’s life flashes before one’s eyes. And the history of cinema. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) is a good
It’s not easy being Greek. As an outsider, I can see it in their faces, faces etched with struggle, pain, desire, hope. Of course, this
My first visit to this festival, I found the spa town setting most uninspiring: it was like a summer carnival – a river, food stalls,
Now and Then, Now and Again: The 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the 15th Athens International Film Festival
Late 1960, Northern Greece: the Thessaloniki Film Festival is launched, and my father, aged 27, emigrates to Australia. Late 2009: the Thessaloniki festival celebrates its
9–25 June, 2006 Whether the glass is half-empty or half-full, let us be thankful that we can still drink. But let us also prod the
July 20–August 7, 2005 Question: Why did the film festival cross the road? Answer: Because it didn’t know how to go either left or right.
What ails thee? A perennial question asked of Australian cinema. Independent filmmaker Bill Mousoulis submits his diagnosis
June 7-21, 2002 For a list of the Festival’s award winners, click here. Curiously, the Sydney Film Festival has not spliced the word ‘International’ into
This interview was conducted on June 18, 2002. One of the two outstanding hallmark programs of this year’s Sydney Film Festival was, besides the extraordinary