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Asia’s premier animation showcase flies the flag for pacifist values – with a burgeoning note of inclusivity amongst the prize-winners. But there was a welcome shot of derangement to be found in this year’s retrospective of Estonia’s wild history of animated wonders, reports Alex Dudok de Wit.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Both mentor and foil to his Ghibli co-founder Miyazaki Hayao, Takahata was a restless if unhurried adventurer who opened Japanese animation up to richer, deeper vistas, writes Alex Dudok de Wit.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
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This gently radical film illustrates the injustice of a since-overturned Irish law banning pre-marital sex for people with an intellectual disability. It still has a powerful message, though – about casting, writes Alex Dudok de Wit.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Masterclasses with veterans, fresh films by students, home-grown favourites and offbeat work from abroad were all on the slate at Manchester’s young and clubby new animation shindig, and London’s well-established and cosmopolitan affair, reports Alex Dudok de Wit.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
At one of the world’s most remote film festivals, cinema is still a fledgling medium, but it is already being put into use as a weapon of resistance. Can film really save the Sahrawis, asks Alex Dudok de Wit?
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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