Modern Times Review #131
Modern Times Review - September 2022
With the conclusion of the 33rd Nordisk Panorama, Modern Times Review moves into October, looking back at the content presented through September 2022 including films presented at Locarno and Venice. In October, you can find us in Mallorca at MajorDocs, Lisbon for Doclisboa, and back to Ji.hlava IDFF.
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Ahead of the 33rd edition, Modern Times Review spoke with Nordisk Panorama Director and city-wide Cinema Walk coordinator on this year's festival as it further aims to connect local businesses and the community.
Modern Times Review spoke with AJB DOC Film Festival Director Edhem Fočo on the history and impact of Al Jazeera Balkans, the kick start to its Industry Days platform and more.
Modern Times Review spoke with Open City Documentary Festival Director María Palacios Cruz on the first post-pandemic edition, as well as her own introductions to creative documentaries and more.
Director Anneta Papathanassiou speaks with Modern Times Review on her forthcoming film Laughing in Afghanistan.
Director: Laura Poitras
Laura Poitras' Venice winner is a poignant and captivating portrait of the American artist and activist Nan Goldin.
(AJB DOC Film Festival)
Director: Viktor Nordenskiöld
The Swedish pandemic approach has been discussed internationally, with it its main figures both the targets of hate campaigns and personality cults.
Director: Adnane Baraka
Behind the search for abundant fallen meteorites in the Moroccan desert lies the fragments of human complexity.
Director: Lidia Duda
Three children learn to cope with their first year at the boarding school for visually impaired and blind children.
Director: Lucie Králová
Recovering a silenced composer.
Director: Sierra Pettenghill
In a collage of archival tapes, delve into the stormy era of the 1960s in the United States with a detailed investigation of the period's incidents and their public reception through the lens of police militarization.
Director: Zaynê Akyol
Uncovering the history of the Islamic State through the lenses of its now-detained members, capturing the reality of life in a land ravaged by war.
(AJB DOC Film Festival)
Director: Miran Zupanič
The story of wealthy foreigners who turned besieged Sarajevo into a human safari, paying high fees for the chance to shoot at the residents.
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Sergei Loznitsa's new archive-based doc is an impressive reconstruction of the trial of 15 Nazi officers in Kiev after World War II, inevitably making the viewer reflect on more recent war crimes.
Director: Veronika Lišková
It's more than icebergs and permafrost vanishing in the Arctic as a young anthropologist discovers in Svalbard, Norway.
Two testaments over life by Truls Lie
Is it possible to simultaneously touch on four major themes, such as sin and evil, the desire for knowledge and conquest, relationships and competition, or the fear of death itself? Let me try in this essay – about Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Dante.