Modern Times Review #122
Modern Times Review in July 2022
A hot month of weather leads into the summer festival season, with August featuring a number of partner festivals around the continent. Kicking off with Portugal’s MDOC – Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival before longtime partners DokuFest, Sarajevo Film festival, and MakeDox round out the month. Will we see you there? But before the month of festival-hopping, read what Modern Times Review has featured in July 2022.
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Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
Exploring the female body in Hollywood by tracing the making of sex scenes, the toll it takes on those involved, and what it means for women in the real world.
Director: Adirley Queirós, Joana Pimenta
The hybrid Cinéma du réel Grand Prize winner follows an all-female gang who roam one of Brazil’s biggest favelas selling cheap fuel.
Director: Jumana Manna
The petty politics of Palestinian persecution – seen through the lens of age-old traditions of foraging for medicinal herbs.
Director: Cem Kaya
An insight into the unique liveliness of a forgotten subculture from emigrated Turkish guest workers and their grandchildren in Germany.
Director: Matt Sarnecki
Uncovering a vast corruption network at the highest levels of Slovak society.