Film

Jodie Foster as film director

“I’m not a spokesman for anything – I know nothing,” Jodie Foster declared in Cannes on Wednesday, in front of a room of press attending her Kering Women in Motion talk. But over the course of her hour-long conversation with…

The Revenant: is it so good?

…Iñárritu’s revenge thriller is so intense and immersive that it makes you wince, shudder and duck for cover. Towards the end, though, it might make you check your watch a few times too….. BBC  

Is satire dead?

There’s no shortage of big fat targets for satirists to take aim at, but most of them are protected by a praetorian guard of professional offence-takers, ready to take to the airwaves at the slightest sign of disrespect and demand…

Jean-Luc Godard’s 3D film

In “Goodbye to Language,” Jean-Luc Godard invites the viewer to seemingly touch what’s on the screen. Jean-Luc Godard’s initial idea for the film “Goodbye to Language,” he said, was a simple one: “It’s about a man and his wife who…

Cannes 2014: Mr Turner review

What a glorious film this is, richly and immediately enjoyable, hitting its satisfying stride straight away. It’s funny and visually immaculate; it combines domestic intimacy with an epic sweep and has a lyrical, mysterious quality that perfumes every scene, whether…

Jean-Luc Godard; Goodbye to Language

Cannes 2014 At 83, Godard has lived long enough to see his ideas and procedures migrate to conceptual art and video art, leaving him alone in the cinema. Yet his energy and intensity and difficulty are eerily undiminished….. The Guardian…

Portrayals of childhood in film

Age of innocence: childhood on film, by Pasquale Lannone Cinema’s fascination with childhood is as old as the medium itself, enabling filmmakers to depart from conventional modes of storytelling as they exploit an adult awareness to reflect the undoubted otherness of…

Bari International Film Festival

BIF&ST – Bari International Film Festival (held between 16-23 March)  reaches 70.000 spectators every year and has grown to become one of the leading cinematic events in Italy. Film director Ettore Scola is president of Bif&st. The director is Felice Laudadio, former director…