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  • Warland of hypnosis and knowledge: Ukraine in the mirror

    “Divided in mind” as well as in identity, Ukrainians get to see themselves on screen at their DocuDays film festival, which has valiantly nurtured a media-savvy audience over the past 14 years. This year, of course, provided plenty to open eyes and minds, reports Eero Tammi.

    Eero Tammi
    Monday 20 June 2016

    Festivals

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Cemetery of Splendour

    Things to do in Thailand when you’re in purgatory: Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest takes the pulse of a sleep-sick nation, says Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 17 June 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • A love letter to Carol White

    Catharine Des Forges remembers a Ken Loach romantic heroine and a genuine working-class 1960s British movie star, half a century after their quartet of classics that culminated in Poor Cow.

    Catharine Des Forges
    Friday 17 June 2016

    Features

  • Perchance to dream: a long night with Apichatpong’s shorts

    Giovanni Marchini reports on a marathon all-night reverie with Apichatpong ‘Joe’ Weerasethakul’s filmic lullabies – five of his features and 29 of his shorts – and wonders, as dawn broke and the films grew darker, if Joe has lost his joy?

    Giovanni Marchini Camia
    Friday 17 June 2016

    Features

  • Closer: Sundance London 2016

    After three years in the hinterlands and a year off to take stock, the premiere US indie showcase finally popped up in the heart of the capital with a hit-and-miss taster programme of premieres and talks. So what kind of outreach is this, asks Simran Hans?

    Simran Hans
    Thursday 16 June 2016

    Festivals

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Fire at Sea

    The lives of others: nonfiction master Gianfranco Rosi depicts daily life and unconscionable tragedy back to back on the Mediterranean frontier island of Lampedusa – and asks us how to connect them, says Trevor Johnston.

    Trevor Johnston
    Friday 10 June 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The rise of female documentary makers in Mexico

    Mexico may not be the easiest country in which to be a woman, and its cinema’s pecking order is as macho as most. But at this year’s Ambulante documentary festival, six female-directed finds show the country’s subordinate sex finding its voice, reports Neil Young.

    Neil Young
    Friday 10 June 2016

    Festivals

  • The new guard: an interview with the new heads of Sheffield Doc/Fest

    With a new leadership team in place, can the UK’s top showcase for nonfiction film replenish itself, asks Nick Bradshaw?

    Nick Bradshaw
    Friday 10 June 2016

    Festivals

  • Lancing corruption in Line of Duty and Undercover

    Two recent BBC hit series mine real-life institutional crookedness for drama, better or worse – but they’d be more truly gripping if they didn’t fence us off from it, argues Gaylene Gould.

    Gaylene Gould
    Friday 3 June 2016

    TV

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: The Measure of a Man

    Mal travail: the great Vincent Lindon bears the degradations of life as a capitalist cog in his third collaboration with France’s flourishing social realist Stéphane Brizé, writes Ginette Vincendeau.

    Ginette Vincendeau
    Thursday 2 June 2016

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