It’s hard to believe that Ana Piterbarg’s Everybody Has a Plan is a debut feature. Starring an exceptionally talented cast the film is lead by none other than Viggo Mortensen, and the overall feel of the piece is as self-assured and well-polished as one would expect from a director with years under their belt. Read the full story
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As a part-Brit I feel I have a fairly close relationship with rain; I know what it looks and feels like. But this year, Cannes delivered a day of monsoon weather like nothing I have seen before. I thought I had drowned on the Croisette. Still I know, and you know, that it’s hard to be sympathetic with someone whose work is based in the south of France for a few days so best we move on to talk about the films instead. In our pursuit to find great films directed by women, the first stop was Un Certain Regard where we saw Grand Central, the second feature by Rebecca Zlotowski. Read the full story
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
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!