Reviews of documentaries (and some non-fiction films)

Nature of art and creativity
(The Living Museum)

The connection between "madness" and creativity has a long history, as does the notion of the "mad" having an inherent artistic capability. Such connections are explored in "The Living Museum" by Jessica Yu.

Filmmaking requires a lot of creative thinking!
(The End Of An Eternity)

The film follows director Theo Angelopoulos and his working methods during the production of his film ETERNITY AND A DAY.

BERLIN FESTIVAL 1999: Handling History

This year’s Berlin International Film Festival (February 11 - 21) offered the chance to watch many historical docs in a city saturated with history

Living legend
(The Real Mccoy)

Documentaries, real life and Mr. McCoy's acid mind intertwine to form an interesting experience

A portrait of the tabla player, percussionist and world musician Zakir Hussain
(Zakir And His Friends)

“A rhythm experience” is the subtitle Lutz Leonhardt uses for his 90-minute film Zakir and his Friends. A very precise term for this beautiful music film that takes you very far from the MTV experience. 

About a place where everything begins with a «Z»
(Tchuma Tchato)

«Tchuma tchato» means «our riches» and is the name of a project in which the government stimulates the population to jointly exploit and protect the land

Tory is told with no hesitation
(Little Dieter Needs To Fly)

The Man, His Dream, Punishment, Redemption. These are the titles of the four chapters of Werner Herzog’s new documentary. Big words that call for passionate reflection on life and death – which is just what we find in this incredible biography of a man who himself sums it up like this: "Death did not want me."

Atmosphere of erotic, enjoyable and easy living
(O Amor Natural)

«O Amor Natural» is a film about love: physical love. The Brazilian national poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade lived from 1902 to 1987. After his death a collection of erotic poems was found and published under thet title «O Amor Natural».