Taking stock of all the excellent films that have played at festivals in 2023 that you most probably haven’t heard of yet. From Cannes, Berlinale, and more.
A Kazakh Western, a Serbian mining town and a Russian village on the edge of war teach us about the importance of resilience on day three of goEast.
A quick jaunt to Mainz starts a day filled with characters crossing borders, looking for common threads that unite humanity.
An Armenian animated documentary and a shape-shifting Ukrainian 90s-set film noir characterise a strong start to goEast Film Festival.
The explicitly German section of the Berlinale, Perspektive Deutsches Kino is a fascinating example of film festival soft power diplomacy.
The patriarchy pushed them to the edge. These three films from the Berlinale Panorama section show how women can fight back.
Three feminine-focused films — from central Europe to the middle-east — push women to the brink in the Berlinale 2023 panorama section.
The 20 films at the Berlinale Shorts affirm the festival as the most politically and socially conscious of the Big Five. We spotlight some to put on your radar.
France to the west, Russia to the east; Lithuania trying to do its thing in the middle. A survey of two Baltic premieres at the Tallinn Film Festival.
A couple of excellent first features from the Tallinn Film Festival show both physical and mental pain, and the different ways to reconcile the two.