All articles by Carmen Gray

Festivals

Sonne offers a nuanced portrait of Vienna’s diaspora communities

Winner of the Berlinale Best First Feature Award, Kurdwin Ayub’s Sonne authentically captures the ‘always online’ nature of contemporary life with its story of three teens who go viral after filming a music video parody.

By Carmen Gray

Sonne offers a nuanced portrait of Vienna’s diaspora communities
Festivals

Dark Glasses is a misfire from Dario Argento

By Carmen Gray

Dark Glasses is a misfire from Dario Argento
Festivals

Both Sides of the Blade explores the irresistible and stupid nature of desire

By Carmen Gray

Both Sides of the Blade explores the irresistible and stupid nature of desire
Reviews

Friends and Strangers uses a fragmented narrative to explore the dark side of Australia’s history

By Carmen Gray

Friends and Strangers uses a fragmented narrative to explore the dark side of Australia’s history
Reviews

Encounter takes unexpected turns on an apocalyptic sci-fi road trip

By Carmen Gray

Encounter takes unexpected turns on an apocalyptic sci-fi road trip
Where to begin

Where to begin with Márta Mészáros

By Carmen Gray

Where to begin with Márta Mészáros
Reviews

A Space in Time explores parental bonds and societal stigmas in a family living with disabilities

By Carmen Gray

A Space in Time explores parental bonds and societal stigmas in a family living with disabilities
Reviews

Charlatan diagnoses fear and malady in post-war Czechoslavakia

By Carmen Gray

Charlatan diagnoses fear and malady in post-war Czechoslavakia
10 great

10 great Romanian New Wave films

By Carmen Gray

10 great Romanian New Wave films
Lists

10 classic films from Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia: a Klassiki watchlist

By Carmen Gray

10 classic films from Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia: a Klassiki watchlist
Festivals

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn pokes Romania’s hypocrisies in the eye

By Carmen Gray

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn pokes Romania’s hypocrisies in the eye
Festivals

Mr. Bachmann and His Class instils migrant wisdom in a new Germany

By Carmen Gray

Mr. Bachmann and His Class instils migrant wisdom in a new Germany
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Features

Where to begin with Catherine Breillat

By Carmen Gray

Where to begin with Catherine Breillat
Where to begin

Where to begin with Michael Haneke

By Carmen Gray

Where to begin with Michael Haneke
Where to begin

Where to begin with Sergei Parajanov

By Carmen Gray

Where to begin with Sergei Parajanov
Where to begin

Where to begin with Andrei Tarkovsky

By Carmen Gray

Where to begin with Andrei Tarkovsky