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
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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
Day Two of the Festival started bright and early as our international delegates – directors, writers and producers from across the MENA region – began their two-day series of workshops and events. Round table discussions and lunch at Coutts Bank were followed by a seminar on international producing with the British Council’s Rachel Robey and a debate on women in film hosted by MoFilm – huge thanks to them all for their support with the delegates programme.
The 2013 Birds Eye View Film Festival kicked off in star-studded, sold-out style – and with a bright message of hope – at BFI Southbank last night with the UK Premiere of WHEN I SAW YOU by Annemarie Jacir, Palestine’s first female film director. With the Festival hype getting dangerously overheated with previews on the BBC, CNN, ITV and Radio 4, it was great to finally get cracking! Read the full story
With just 2 weeks to go until the launch of Birds Eye View Film Festival 2013: Celebrating Arab women filmmakers, we caught up with Annemarie Jacir, director of our opening night film ‘When I Saw You‘. Annemarie talks “firsts”, the idealism of 1967 and the importance of hard work.