Articles about 'independent cinema'

Women make documentaries! Sheffield Doc/Fest roundup

Ania Ostrowska is still slightly intoxicated with the abundance and diversity of women-made documentaries at this year’s Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Ania Ostrowska // 1 July 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Savour the detail

Sarah Wishart could have watched the characters in Kelly Reichardt's latest film Certain Women all night long

Sarah Wishart // 21 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Diversity of women’s voices at the Chinese Visual Festival

Nuala Gathercole Lam chats to the festival’s curator Xie Jingjing and filmmaker Yang Lina who both offer insights into Chinese women in film and on screen

Nuala Gathercole Lam // 5 July 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

The Divide: no quick-fix answers

Ettie Bailey-Kings chats to British director Katharine Round about her new documentary The Divide, inspired by iconic book The Spirit Level

Ettie Bailey-King // 20 May 2016

Categories: Features, Interviews

Mustang: girls who want to run free

Ania Ostrowska recommends Mustang and chats to women behind The F-Rating and #genesisters

Ania Ostrowska // 15 May 2016

Categories: Blog

Respect not “accept”: interview with the maker of mould-breaking Tangerine and one of his fantastic leads

Corrina Antrobus of Bechdel Test Fest talks to director Sean Baker and Mya Taylor who plays Alexandra in his 2015 film Tangerine

Corrina Antrobus // 15 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“When we come out, our parents go into the closet themselves”: interview with Sophia Luvarà

Ania Ostrowska chats to Sophia Luvarà about her first documentary feature Inside the Chinese Closet and recommends you check out the Human Rights Watch Festival where it will soon be screening

Ania Ostrowska // 8 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

This film is hmmm…

Holly Millar sees potential in the story at the heart of agnès b.’s debut feature but is disappointed with how it was executed

Holly Millar // 29 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

It was beyond his control

Lily Kendall hails Swedish director Ruben Östlund's latest film that regards its struggling male protagonists with sympathy but doesn't quite let them off the hook

Lily Kendall // 11 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Girlhood: just add a glimmer of hope

Huma Munshi is happy to see four black Parisian girls in a film devoted entirely to their experiences but would like to see them flourishing, not just struggling to get by

Huma Munshi // 8 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

How to play oneself

Corrina Antrobus is touched by Christian Petzold's Phoenix, an extraordinary story of postwar loss and rehabilitation

Corrina Antrobus // 6 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Girls, falling

Sophie Blaney-Parslow remains under the spell of The Falling, debut film feature by British director Carol Morley

Sophie Blaney-Parslow // 3 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Don’t be afraid of Vagina Wolf

Agata Ostrowska is impressed with Anna Margarita Albelo's debut feature about creative adventures of "Bridget Jones' older lesbian sister"

Agata Ostrowska // 12 January 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Underwire festival: 11-15 November @ The Yard Theatre

It’s that time of the year again! Underwire film festival, celebrating shorts by women since 2010, is back in The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London form Tuesday to Saturday....

Ania Ostrowska // 8 November 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Unearthed

As our contributor Marta Owczarek says, by now probably “we’ve all heard about fracking” and most of us have heard arguments for and against the procedure (coming from the oil...

Ania Ostrowska // 27 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Unearthing the horrific

Marta Owczarek hails Jolynn Minnaar's documentary on the impact of shale gas fracking on local communities despite the film's stylistic shortcomings

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Categories: Films, Reviews

Girlhoods, Margaritas and Björk: watching women at the London Film Festival

With a record-breaking number of female directors represented at this year's festival, Sophie Mayer offers a feministly subjective 'What to see' guide

Sophie Mayer // 10 October 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Photographs saved from oblivion

Keeping her reservations, Hayley Ellis Jones is thankful to John Maloof for finding and publicising the body of work of a secretive Chicago nanny

Hayley Ellis Jones // 7 September 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

London Feminist Film Festival: 24-30 November in Hackney

After a very successful first edition last year, London Feminist Film Festival returns to the Hackney Picturehouse on Sunday 24 November. The festival has been extended to a whole week...

Ania Ostrowska // 19 November 2013

Categories: Blog

UnderWire festival at The Yard Theatre: 19-23 November

Fourth edition of UnderWire film festival kicks off on Tuesday 19 November at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, East London. You are invited to join the organisers for a...

Ania Ostrowska // 15 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Feminism on film @ Open City Docs Fest plus COMPETITION

Hot on the heels of Sheffield Doc/Fest that finished last Sunday, Open City Docs Fest is bringing an amazing selection of 132 documentaries to London. The festival will run from...

Ania Ostrowska // 18 June 2013

Categories: Blog

London Feminist Film Festival returns!

This is call for submissions from the team behind the London Feminist Film Festival that premiered last December, becoming a big success. Ania blogged about last year’s edition and interviewed...

Guest Blogger // 13 May 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Bad weather

Banishanta is a tiny island in the Bay of Bengal, some 300 feet long and 30 feet wide. The island is sinking due to tropical storms and a rising sea...

Ania Ostrowska // 12 May 2013

Categories: Blog

By water or by men

Chrissy D finds herself in the grip of the enigma of a documentary about the Bangladeshi "brothel island"

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Categories: Films, Reviews

Young Palestinian boy as a vehicle for hope

Huma Munshi admires director Annemarie Jacir for filling her film about Palestinian refugees with hope

Huma Munshi // 20 April 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

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