short film

Jury duty is hell on wheels

2016-04-15 // 0 Comments

Gah! Why can’t I have 5 films ex equo in the first place? Same for second and third? Goodness, I just KNOW how much work went into each and every one of them. And so many don’t make the cut just because … well, because of what? the new one, the shining one, the one [...]

BOYS – POJKARNA – short film with great actor

2015-01-28 // 0 Comments

BOYS is a 15 minute Swedish short directed by Isabella Carbonell and written by her and Babak Najafi. Young Markus (brilliant: Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs) is in an institution for young sex offenders – his crime is a terrible one, and with the help of his friend he can at least try to bury that [...]


2014-10-25 // 0 Comments

NO FORM is an intense work of art, a dreamlike sequence on a busy street coupled with a symphony in red and white, a short film by Malaysian filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang, whose life and childhood memories – essentially what formed him and his work – were presented in a soulful portrait named ZUO TIAN (PAST [...]

Films I (did not) mention II

2014-08-08 // 0 Comments

As I posted earlier, there are films I don’t review, at least not right away. So here’s more afterglow: JONATHAN’S CHEST (USA 2014, 15 minutes) by director Christopher Radcliff had me guessing about what happened in the first scene (a lost thread) and how the last scene might be interpreted. I didn’t like that much [...]

Films I (did not) mention I

2014-08-08 // 0 Comments

“A journalist’s sharpest weapon is silence.” This I learned from my very first Editor in Chief, when I started to learn my ropes at an office technology magazine. As a TV/radio newscaster at ORF I learned also to prioritize news along certain rules of the craft. Broadcasting time is very limited. As is newsworthyness. And [...]

29. ALPINALE about to start

2014-08-05 // 0 Comments

Rain! This means there won’t be open air cinema tonight … yet the orange carpet is ready for one of Austria’s international short film festivals … we have already previewed one of the entries here, so let’s get ready for the opening [...]


2014-05-28 // 0 Comments

Have a look at World of Art, a delightful little short film from the US of A, starring John Dale Kampsen as – what I call – an “iconoclastic baddie” …. (he says he’s never been called THAT before … well ;)) The film won a row of awards in the States and I truly [...]
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