The Gleaners and Varda: The 2013 AFI FEST & American Film Market

Agnès Varda in Californialand A blonde walks in the street, sporting fashionable sunglasses; the image is in black and white, yet has a very contemporary

Leading Ladies

Structuralist Film and the Birth of Surveillance: The 2013 Alternativa Film/Video Festival

This second visit to Belgrade, Serbia’s Alternativa Film/Video festival opened up a response to the parallel film histories encountered at last year’s attendance (documented in

The General

The General

Of the three great American clowns of the silent era, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, Keaton has emerged, by and large, as the



In the late 1960s Ingmar Bergman was not a particularly fashionable figure, despite having made the astonishing and experimental Persona in 1966 (now one of

The Phantom of Liberty

The Phantom of Liberty

“Chance governs all things; necessity, which is far from having the same purity, comes only later. If I have a soft spot for any one

Wake in Fright

The Hunt: Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971)

Producers’ Note: Photography of the hunting scenes in this film took place during an actual kangaroo hunt conducted by licensed professional hunters. No kangaroos were

One Night the Moon

One Night the Moon (Rachel Perkins, 2001)

In Rachel Perkins’ musical One Night the Moon the convention of the duet typical of the classical Hollywood musical is reconfigured. In the film, there

Samson & Delilah

Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton, 2009)

Silence. Punctuated by the insistent ringing of a public phone. Ringing. Ringing. Ringing.  Unanswered. This leitmotif in Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah embodies some of



Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) directed seven feature films over a 24-year period. Zerkalo (Mirror), released in 1975, comes at the midway point in his career. It

Falling Down

Falling Down by Jude Davies

Falling Down is one of the latest entries in the ‘Controversies’ series, edited by Stevie Simkin and Julian Petley, and continues its project of studying

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