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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Vilnius IFF launches 2022 festival with #StandWithUkraine initiative
Cinéma du réel 2022: the complete winners
Brazil’s It’s All True announces full programme for 2022 hybrid festival
Visions du Réel announces its full 2022 programme
Sarajevo Film Festival adds Ukraine to regional programme
Ukrainian film project granted 2022 FIFDH Impact Days award
Women directors sweep Film O’Clock IFF awards
Krakow Film Festival to host DocuDays UA national competition films
Visions du Réel announces opening film for 52nd edition
«A festival is first and foremost a collective effort brought to you by a team that is only as strong as its weakest link»
Modern Times Review speaks with new CPH:DOX Artistic Director Niklas Engstrøm.
«All these moments we have missed for two years are essential for all of us»
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.
«With a blend of persistence, love, realism and boldness, Greek documentaries always find a unique way to tell their stories»
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.
'The Documentary Distribution Toolkit How to Get Out, Get Seen, and Get an Audience' by Rachel Gordon
A comprehensive map through the diverse landscape of modern documentary distribution, where filmmakers must think both local and global
The Uncertainty by Mikael Opstrup
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.
Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall
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.