Festivals

Chronicles of the film festivals we’re attending.

RFF7 Chronicle: Winter Journey / Зимний путь (2013)

Winter Jouney is a deeply intimist – therefore narratively unconventional – film, with multiple themes that are subtly hinted. As if it was Schubert’s lied, the story is not as important as the emotions triggered by an extraordinary acting and a powerful atmosphere.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Winter Journey / Зимний путь (2013)

Winter Jouney is a deeply intimist – therefore narratively unconventional – film, with multiple themes that are subtly hinted. As if it was Schubert’s lied, the story is not as important as the emotions triggered by an extraordinary acting and a powerful atmosphere.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Bite the Dust / Отдать концы (2013)

In Taisia Igumentseva’s Bite the Dust, a small village community is shaken by the news of the coming apocalypse. In 24 hours the comet will wipe out 90% of the earth population, and the villagers gather together at the banquet table.

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RFF7 Chronicle: Bite the Dust / Отдать концы (2013)

In Taisia Igumentseva’s Bite the Dust, a small village community is shaken by the news of the coming apocalypse. In 24 hours the comet will wipe out 90% of the earth population, and the villagers gather together at the banquet table.

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Me Too (2012): The post-nuclear rapture according to Balabanov

Me Too (Я тоже хочу, 2012) is the last film by the notorious Russian director Aleksei Balabanov (Brother, Cargo 200). The last both in the sense of the latest and perhaps the one marking the end of his career. After Venice’s Orizzonti, the film was presented in the programme of Seville European Film Festival, which,

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Me Too (2012): The post-nuclear rapture according to Balabanov

Me Too (Я тоже хочу, 2012) is the last film by the notorious Russian director Aleksei Balabanov (Brother, Cargo 200). The last both in the sense of the latest and perhaps the one marking the end of his career. After Venice’s Orizzonti, the film was presented in the programme of Seville European Film Festival, which,

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Top Sitges films

A little post scriptum to our Sitges chronicle: the top of all 54 films we saw in Sitges rated from 0 to 10.

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Top Sitges films

A little post scriptum to our Sitges chronicle: the top of all 54 films we saw in Sitges rated from 0 to 10.

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4 things about the future of cinema you’ll have to cope with

We finish our chronicle with some conclusions we’ve made after recovering from Sitges movie overdose. 1) Metafictions, and metafictions once again Meta-narratives in film, although hardly new, are becoming bolder and more daring, still holding the capacity to amaze. First of all, the curious crossbreed of metastory and found footage V/H/S is definitely opening new horizons for both. Seven Psychopaths‘ unique

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4 things about the future of cinema you’ll have to cope with

We finish our chronicle with some conclusions we’ve made after recovering from Sitges movie overdose. 1) Metafictions, and metafictions once again Meta-narratives in film, although hardly new, are becoming bolder and more daring, still holding the capacity to amaze. First of all, the curious crossbreed of metastory and found footage V/H/S is definitely opening new horizons for both. Seven Psychopaths‘ unique

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part V

Sitges Film Festival brings a brief hiatus to our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. We’ve saved some real cinematic treasures for the final part of our festival chronicle. Spring Breakers Although they say Harmony Korine’s new film Spring Breakers has nothing to do with his usual style, I would on the contrary describe

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part V

Sitges Film Festival brings a brief hiatus to our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. We’ve saved some real cinematic treasures for the final part of our festival chronicle. Spring Breakers Although they say Harmony Korine’s new film Spring Breakers has nothing to do with his usual style, I would on the contrary describe

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part IV

Sitges Film Festival brings a brief hiatus to our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. Today we are talking about some of the most expected films of the festival. Sinister I’m starting to have a feeling that we’ll never see the day when the haunted house formula will be revolutionised. The promotional material of Sinister

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part IV

Sitges Film Festival brings a brief hiatus to our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. Today we are talking about some of the most expected films of the festival. Sinister I’m starting to have a feeling that we’ll never see the day when the haunted house formula will be revolutionised. The promotional material of Sinister

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We’re first to see Paranormal Activity 4

We love Sitges. This time they surprised us with the world premiere of Paranormal Activity 4. If the viewer was fed on prequels until now, the fourth film of the saga finally picks up a few years after where the first two left off. We are not going to bore you with plot synopsis and

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We’re first to see Paranormal Activity 4

We love Sitges. This time they surprised us with the world premiere of Paranormal Activity 4. If the viewer was fed on prequels until now, the fourth film of the saga finally picks up a few years after where the first two left off. We are not going to bore you with plot synopsis and

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part III

These days we are enjoying Sitges Film Festival, so it’s time for a brief hiatus in our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. We bring you the third part of our festival chronicle, featuring some gourmet cinematic treats! Chained David Lynch’s first feature film Eraserhead, looking past all the surrealistic frills, was about an unwanted

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part III

These days we are enjoying Sitges Film Festival, so it’s time for a brief hiatus in our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. We bring you the third part of our festival chronicle, featuring some gourmet cinematic treats! Chained David Lynch’s first feature film Eraserhead, looking past all the surrealistic frills, was about an unwanted

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part II

These days we are enjoying Sitges Film Festival, so it’s time for a brief hiatus in our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. The festival is in high gear, and today we return with the second part of our festival chronicle. Due to the nature of Sitges festival films, the ‘movie overdose’ here is

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part II

These days we are enjoying Sitges Film Festival, so it’s time for a brief hiatus in our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. The festival is in high gear, and today we return with the second part of our festival chronicle. Due to the nature of Sitges festival films, the ‘movie overdose’ here is

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part I

These days we are enjoying Sitges Film Festival, so it’s time for a brief hiatus in our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. We sleep 3 hours and watch 6 films a day to give you some hints about upcoming cinematic thrills you should be excited about. So here we go:  The Bay The

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Sitges 2012 Chronicle, Part I

These days we are enjoying Sitges Film Festival, so it’s time for a brief hiatus in our usual exploration of Soviet and Russian films. We sleep 3 hours and watch 6 films a day to give you some hints about upcoming cinematic thrills you should be excited about. So here we go:  The Bay The

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