Ani Simon-Kennedy's latest feature The Short History of the Long Road is a coming of age tale set on the road with questions about family and conformity at the heart of it. The film is lead by rising star Sabrina Carpenter who plays Nola, a teenager raised by her Fathe...

“The question today is not so much can the subaltern speak, for the new global networks of technicity have solved this problem with ruthless precision, but where and how the subaltern speaks, or indeed is forced to speak. It is not so much a question of can but does, n...

by Rene Matić

I am obsessed with Shane Meadows 2006 film ‘This is England’ because of its portrayal of the duality of the Skinhead subculture - my culture! It is one of the most palpable illustrations of our dearly beloved white jealousy and how it operates most fatuous...

Céline Sciamma’s impressive debut film, Water Lilies, paints a realistic portrait of adolescent lust which tackles subjects of body image, first love and heartbreak, and exploring one's sexuality. Set against the backdrop of a summer in the suburbs of Paris, the film f...

Set in Venezuela, documentary El Father Plays Himself directed by Mo Scarpelli delves into the relationship between a father and son as both embark on making a fictional film inspired by the father's life in which the father plays himself directed by his son. As the li...

Arriving in America from India, Stray Dolls follows Riz (Geetanjali Thapa) as she attempts to make an honest living as a motel housekeeper where owner Una (Cynthia Nixon) has taken her, and others alike, in. Riz finds herself sharing a room with Dallas (Olivia DeJonge)...

Set in a former Russian labour camp, IMMORTAL observes various youth groups in the town of Apatity preparing for a national holiday; Heroes of Fatherland Day. Director Ksenia Okhapkina poetically captures the harsh, industrial landscape of the town, echoing the dominan...

Sisters! opens in a way that many films end. On a visitor sign-in sheet a group of individuals write their name, time of arrival, expected departure, and job title. The list reads: ‘photographer’, ‘artist’, ‘assistant’, and ‘sound’, evidently Petra Bauer and her film c...

Set in Addas Abba, Ethiopia, Anbessa tells the story of a boy named Asalif living on the periphery of a new collection of condos; on the periphery of wealth and modernisation. Displaced by the development, we see the impact of this change through Asalif's eyes. He uses...

When I was small, having played the illustrious if questionably-costumed Planet Earth in a school play (let’s just say I’d made continents out of egg cartons), I was heavily concerned with Saving the World. This is a notion that I carried with me, even if subconsciousl...

Delphine and Carole directed by Callisto Mc Nulty documents the pioneering French/Swiss feminist video collective Les Insoumuses (the name is a combination of "insoumise," translates as disobedient and "muses") focusingon the friendship of two of the founding memb...

In 2003, Catherine Hardwicke’s directorial debut had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Thirteen revels in the giddy highs of the budding friendship between two young girls, Tracy (Evan Rachel-Wood) and Evie (Nikki Reed). Tracy spends her spare time baby...

‘I was at the Metropolitan Museum with all my friends […] we all went into the temple of Dendrur and looked at all the hieroglyphics and I looked around and realised that all this stuff, something that was so everyday for people at the time, all of it was in the MET no...

As an urban geographer my research and teaching is oriented around relationships between gender, sexualities and cities. My research doesn’t tend to focus upon film, and I would not profess to be an expert on the Agnés Varda or New Wave cinema but it’s been a pleasure...

“Some people just take the room they need, elbowing out intruders to take possession of a space. [...] The magic of authority, money, penises.” Siri Hustvedt, The Summer Without Men
 

When watching The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest, award-winning film, I was remin...

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