From real-life entanglements with the Nazis to Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark via the heyday of Ealing Studios, the veteran cinematographer Douglas Slocombe saw and filmed the whole gamut. By Nick Bradshaw.
A darkening holiday drama from the shores of Greece and a stirring new examination of ‘the new abduction of Europe’ from Catalan master Pere Portabella were two highlights at a festival attempting to reestablish its focus, reports Edward Lawrenson.
Who gets to tell the story – or stories – of a democratic struggle? Sophie Mayer explores Alisa Lebow’s bustling nonlinear ‘meta-documentary, encompassing the voices of 30 Egyptian filmmakers, artists and activists.