Two newcomers stood out from the crowd at this year’s Underdox in Munich. Sec Rouge – one of 2018's most striking, accomplished and beautiful films of any length – and the seminal and glowingly delicate 48-minute film, Accession.
As his country slowly moves past its communist decades, a Cuban veteran is stuck in the past.
LGTB: Only the anarchists at the left-wing supported them. Yet it was capitalism that liberated them. The gay movement never became part of labor's struggle.
Suppression come in many forms. A collection of screenings at February’s Berlinale, portrayed various female destinies.
The transmediale festival in Berlin is a quintessential summit for the discourse between art and digital culture. The “Immediated Autodocumentary” project – shot, edited and screened during the festival – points out how technology may have replaced the director with the transmedia producer.
Cinema for Peace addressed the unbearable heaviness of being. Also over the course of the Berlinale festival, the ambivalence towards social issues was explicit, as DOX’s Truls Lie experienced himself.
Where does one film begin and the other one end? A Film Unfinished is about, and "is" propaganda.
Being a feature film festival, documentaries are not the main focus in Berlin, but for the dedicated doc fan the schedule was nevertheless overflowing thanks to the Panorama and Forum programmes.
This year’s Berlin International Film Festival (February 11 - 21) offered the chance to watch many historical docs in a city saturated with history