Film

CONFUSION – a brilliant mockumentary

2015-03-17 // 0 Comments

Suspenseful and humorous, CONFUSION looks over the shoulder of film students Dario and Yacine who try to capture what is to become the most important day in the life of Swiss politician Caroline Gautier (Caroline Gasser). She needs to welcome a former Guantanamo detainee on Swiss soil and gets thrown in spanners from all sides on [...]

BLACKHAT – what it was supposed to be

2015-02-10 // 0 Comments

I wonder: Who hacked BLACKHAT and cut in random scenes of half hearted sex and half witted violence? There are brilliant scenes in it, beautifully filmed, with as much as coherent (and correct) tech talk. But then Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth – too hunky to be a hacker anyhow, sorry, Thor) points at a URL and [...]

IN YOUR ARMS review

2015-01-28 // 0 Comments

A film like an impressionist painting – full of light, shiny dot expertly set next to glittering dot on nature’s canvas. What a way to paint death. IN YOUR ARMS – I DINE HÆNDER is about a terminally ill young man from Denmark, Niels (Peter Plaugborg), who seeks euthanasia in Switzerland. He needs somebody to [...]

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA review

2015-01-04 // 0 Comments

The CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA are a serpent made of nothing but damp air – a meteorological phenomenon mirroring both the magic and the inescapable consequences of things we see creeping up on us. Like the chance of a lifetime, like age, love, envy or a craving for death. All of them very apt themes [...]

Annika Hellström, producer

2014-12-09 // 0 Comments

It is people like Annika Hellström who make films possible. Had she not discovered and treasured Ronnie Sandahl’s talent, his long film début SVENSKJÄVEL might not have garnered the kind of acclamation it has had recently (and will go on having). Of course Ronnie had already made himself a name as a news reporter and author. [...]

Schnitt, Cut, Editing, Montage

2014-11-25 // 0 Comments

“Buch, Kamera, Regie, Schnitt” nennt sich die Robert Polak gewidmete Werkschau im Vorarlberger Landesmuseum. Gestern Abend war Eröffnung, wir sahen zwei 8mm-Filme, die Polak mit seiner ersten Kamera gedreht hatte und seinen jüngsten, am Mac geschnittenen Dokumentarfilm über eine – seine – Strasse in Bregenz. Der 1963 zugefrorene Bodensee hatte es dem jungen Mann [...]

SVARTUR Á LEIK (BLACK’S GAME) – icy land indeed

2014-11-15 // 0 Comments

I can’t help it, I just love Nordic films. Iceland has a special place in my heart, and BLACK’S GAME , or SVARTUR Á LEIK (if you talk like a Viking), is as evil and cold in places as it is warm and wondrous in others. Quite like the island it comes from, where ice and [...]
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