Tag: politics

«The power of the Mafia is institutionalised»

MAFIA: Modern Times Review met the Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia in the Berlinale Lounge to talk about her photographic work and the Italian Mafia today.

Theo Angelopoulos, the filmmaker of migration

In Letter to Theo, French director Élodie Lélu revisits Angelopoulos’ unfinished film, reminiscing on their collaborative work on the project that was in some ways prophetic of the present-day Greece.

A hilarious examination of the human condition

An intimate portrait of a sarcastic elderly Palestinian woman's life, relationships, regrets and bitterness enlightened by flashes of dark humour.

The iconic Glock

Despite a somewhat sprawled narrative, this collection of stories around the gun named Glock is worth your attention.

The many ways to power

The Jihlava Doc Festival of 2017 was focussed on political film. Several films took on the theme of state leaders and the election processes that led to their victory.

A Portrait of a Young Mayor

Director Asli Ozarslan first saw Leyla Imret in a newspaper.

The Common Man’s Party

Media criticism. Indian documentary An Insignificant Man is an interesting example of how a political movement can begin and achieve authority.

New York Review of Books

The documentary The 50 Year Argument is a celebration of one of literature’s most influential institutions, but could have benefitted from a more critical gaze.


Selected from 350 hours of film archives, the film on Swedish politician Olof Palme shows him in several interesting political situations. I do miss some deeper insights into a few of those situations, but the multiplicity of the film should definitely satisfy a large audience, or new generations.

They just want law and order

Two new documentaries: – on former parliamentarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the antiIslam Party for Freedom’s Geert Wilders.