AV Festival: Five

In explaining his 2003 minimalist experimentation, Five, Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami posits that "we should set our imagination free about everything and, through conjecture, bring back the value that so... Read More...

AV Festival: Aurora

This review contains spoilers A long film about killing, Aurora (2010) is Romanian writer-director Cristi Puiu’s second entry in a planned series of six, dealing with stories set in Bucharest. Following 2005... Read More...

AV Festival: Russian Ark

If, as Sergei Eisenstein put it, "montage is the nerve of cinema" - the master-tool, that is, by which meaning is constructed - then you might look no further than that fanciful sequence in François Truffaut's ... Read More...

AV Festival: Stalker

Stalker (1979), adapted by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky from their own 1971 novel, Roadside Picnic, was released the same year as Apocalypse Now and is a similarly epic journey into man's - or three men's - hear... Read More...

AV Festival: Double Tide

When Sharon Lockhart couldn’t be present for the AV Festival 2012’s screening of her film Double Tide, friend and sometimes collaborator James Benning – whose beguiling film Nightfall screened the previous day ... Read More...