After the success of her BAFTA nominated feature debut Brick Lane, Sarah Gavron returns with an extraordinarily rare and beautiful portrait of a Village at the End of the World. Documenting the growing day-to-day pressures on one of the world’s most remote communities – a village of just 59 in rural Greenland; frozen over and veiled in darkness for half of the year – this film gives us a sincere, gently moving snapshot of a world very far from our own. Read the full story
At a time when all most people have to go on when understanding life in Iran is Ben Affleck‘s Argo (filmed in Turkey by the way), Tina Gharavi‘s I Am Nasrine is indeed, as Sir Ben Kingsley put it, “an important and much needed film.” This was happily recognised last year when the film bagged a BAFTA nomination – something that has set Gharavi on quite a different path than the one she’d been expecting.
BEVer Emily Vermont caught up with Tina to find out more about the making of this brave and ambitious film, the real situation in Iran and what she’s learned in the process of making it. Read the full story
Thanks to all the fantastic audiences at BEV2013, and a little helping hand from the scrumptious and positively guilt-free Conscious Chocolates, we’ve been able to compile a pretty cool set of stats to give you an idea of this year’s demographics. Click the image and zoom in to get all the details – we’re feeling pleasantly surprised and rather proud of some of these figures! Now bring on 2014…
After being nominated for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last year, Kataryna Klimkiewicz’s Flying Blind begins its regional tour this Friday. The film will be screened at a selection of independent cinemas across the UK as part of the New British Cinema Quarterly initiative. The initiative takes a new British feature film around the UK every three months, pairing screenings with Q&A sessions to provide audiences around the country with the opportunity to engage directly with feature filmmakers. Read the full story
#BEV2013 is drawing to a close, and on the penultimate night of festival fun we spanned Gulf Futurism to Tangiers gangs, another sign that stories from the Arab world are nothing if not diverse. Keep reading for the full lowdown & don’t miss your chance to join us for one last night of incredible cinema, tonight at BFI!
After a jam-packed festival weekend, Birds Eye View kicked off the final part of #BEV2013 with a documentary extravaganza at Hackney and BFI. A sell-out screening and panel discussion for the powerful GAZA CALLING and an evening of artistic exploration with I am Dora, we certainly know how to shake off the Monday back-to-work blues!