Echoes & Imprints: Towards A Sebaldian Cinema

This is an edited transcript of a talk given at Norwich Castle on Tuesday the 27th of August 2019. Detail has been edited, aspects taken out and points clarified from the original talk. My thanks to Dr. Nick Warr and Philippa Comber in particular for the help and information given both before and after the talk. Introduction Considering the wealth of imagery on the walls … Continue reading Echoes & Imprints: Towards A Sebaldian Cinema

An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picket (2013) – Danis Tanovic.

Communities that live on the fringes of modern society have always had a particular interest to a certain breed of filmmakers.  Ken Loach focuses on some aspects of this in his work while Pier Paolo Pasolini positively insists on involving isolated and under-represented groups of people, whether within his narratives or in the production of the films themselves.  Even last year’s Sight & Sound best … Continue reading An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picket (2013) – Danis Tanovic.

Blockade, Landscape, Revue: 3 Films by Sergei Loznitsa (New Wave Films).

Sergei Loznitsa is becoming more well known in the film world for his foreboding dramas with two excellent feature films currently under his belt.  In the Fog (2012) and My Joy (2010) are strong dramas, highlighting the emotional turmoil of war in the former and solitude in the latter.  This release sees three of Loznitsa’s documentaries being released by New Wave Films, all of which … Continue reading Blockade, Landscape, Revue: 3 Films by Sergei Loznitsa (New Wave Films).