SILAS – The Timber Conflicts

There are ‘conflict mineral’, ‘conflict diamond’ and, then, ‘conflict timber’. The timber that fuels the inter-ethnic conflicts and civil wars. As in Liberia where trees...

WHEN THE WAR COMES – Far-right paramilitary groups in Slovakia

WHEN THE WAR COMES – Young Slovaks' community longs for a firm hand and Slavic hegemony.   Over the recent years Europe is coming up with...

SOFIA – The Rebirth Of Power Dynamics

No matter how inclusive it tries to be, the law is always blind to some categories of people. Usually, laws impose a certain social stratification and...

THE ANNOUNCEMENT – The Story of an Attempted Coup in Turkey

THE ANNOUNCEMENT, the latest film by the Turkish director, Mahmut Fazil Coşkun, premiered in Venice 75, is pure satire. Dry, wry and pungent. It is measured irony,...

THE RIVER – On 7th day God created Internet

Emir Baigazin returns with his third feature, THE RIVER, which concludes his coming-of-age trilogy, consisting of HARMONY LESSONS (2013) and THE WOUNDED ANGEL (2016). Consequently to...

BRUCE LEE AND THE OUTLAW – The martial art of surviving...

Joost Vandebrug’s debut feature BRUCE LEE AND THE OUTLAW has its roots in his career as a photographer as well as in the very first...

X – THE EXPLOITED – Power to the political message

After a nice festival run with his absurdist comedy LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY (2015), Károly Ujj Mészáros turns to contemporary crime drama slash political commentary...

SCHOOL SERVICE – Neverland does not exist in Manila

To the outsider's view, Manila appears as a city full of disturbing contrasts. It is the midpoint of a densely populated agglomeration, homing state...

THE DIVE – War is a culture

Israeli Yona Rozenkier’s semi-autobiographical first feature is a take on culture of violence, militarism, and masculinity - not necessarily limited to the director’s home...