Modern Times Review #117
MTR in March 2022
Spring festival season is in full swing. CPH:DOX currently takes place in Copenhagen, while successful editions of Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and Cinéma du réel have recently concluded, with Modern Times Review present across all.
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Modern Times Review speaks with new CPH:DOX Artistic Director Niklas Engstrøm.
Ahead of the 44th Cinéma du réel, Modern Times Review spoke with Artistic Director, Catherine Bizern on this year's physical festival, its place within the wider festival landscape, and more.
Ahead of the 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Modern Times Review spoke with the Director of the Greek Programme, Eleni Androutopoulou on this year's homegrown productions, the place of Greek documentary within its wider landscape, and more.
A comprehensive map through the diverse landscape of modern documentary distribution, where filmmakers must think both local and global
Guest writer Salomé Jashi writes on controlling the uncertainty of the character-driven narrative through Mikael Opstrup's 'The Uncertainty'.
Arcadia, Champagne d’ Orient - Thessaloniki Documentary festival
Director: Kostas Spiropoulos
The tragedy of an awarded winemaker who envisioned, since 1885, Arcadia as «Champagne d’ Orient».
Holidays - CPH:DOX
Director: Antoine Cattin
Cinematic mosaic of its public holidays as Kremlin 'closes in' on Russian society
Judges Under Pressure - CPH:DOX
Director: Kacper Lisowski
As Poland's court independence increasingly moves in the wrong direction, Polish Judge Igor Tuleya springs into action.
La zita - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Directror: Tiziano Doria, Samira Guadagnuolo
A marvellous representation of feminine resilience in a hostile masculine world.
Navalny - CPH:DOX
Director: Daniel Roher
A Sundance-winning docu-thriller following the recent attempt of the Russian opposition leader’s life
The North Drift - CPH:DOX
Director: Steffen Krones
GPS ‘drifters’ follow the paths of plastic waste from a German river toward Lofoten, north of the Arctic Circle.
The Voice of the People - CPH:DOX
Director: Andreas Wilcke
A close look at the communication strategies of four MPs from the right-wing populist party AfD.
This Stolen Country of Mine - CPH:DOX
Director: Marc Wiese
Ecuadorian indigenous resistance against their homeland's resource exploitation at the hands of China.
To the End - CPH:DOX
Director: Rachel Lears
Four young women of colour take the fight for a Green New Deal to Congress.
Director: Erin Lee Carr
The story of accomplished journalist Kim Wall, who went missing in 2017, interviewing the eccentric entrepreneur Peter Madsen.
Young Plato - CPH:DOX
Director: Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath
One teacher's determination in turning the fortunes of an inner-city plagued by urban decay, sectarian aggression, poverty and drugs.