politics

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 [...]

WAG THE DOG – the power of film images

2014-11-19 // 0 Comments

Don’t believe what you see! It’s hard, I’ll give you that. With video content by ISIS cropping up all over the internet, it becomes very believable that they indeed do pose a threat to the USA – or do they? Maybe it’s all a farce, maybe even a hoax … Mayhaps the story was even set up [...]

The Lucifer Principle

2014-09-16 // 0 Comments

“There are no righteous societies; there are simply different degrees of depravity”, writes Howard Bloom at the end of page 236, after a lengthy explanation of how violence in Africa, in South America or in Islamic States are “not a massive deviation from the human norm.” Quite the contrary: Our ancient layers of reptile and [...]

Polanski won’t attend Locarno film festival

2014-08-13 // 0 Comments

Roman Polanski withdraws from Locarno, writes Hollywood Reporter. Small wonder, I say … it was in Switzerland, at the Zurich Film Festival, that he was arrested. So why would he return? Locarno officials sound somewhat concerned … I must admit, I don’t understand the alleged protests in Switzerland either, but I do get it that Polanski [...]