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2016 IDFA Interview: Petar Dundakov (Composer – The Good Postman)

2016 IDFA Interview: Petar Dundakov (Composer – The Good Postman)

What starts as a tale of life in the bucolic backwaters of south-eastern Europe, soon turns into a universal story of human kindness, ambition, frailty and guilt, all served up in equal measure. Postman Ivan has a new political vision for his small and stubborn Bulgarian village facing the Turkish border. He decides to run

2016 IDFA Interview: Susanne Regina Meures (Raving Iran)

In the midst of the 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), where some 500 films find their way to eyes and sales across Europe, Susanne Regina Meures “Raving Iran” is enjoying a particulalry fond response. Currently ranked as one of the festival’s audience favorites, “Raving Iran” tells the story of Anoosh and Arash, two Tehran-based

2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Kadri Kõusaar (Director), Leana Jalukse (Writer) & Aet Laigu (Producer) – “Mother”

Set in a small town in Eastern Estonia, Mother (Ema) is a homespun crime story about rash decisions made in the name of dreams that will have haunting consequences for some time to come. The film focuses on Elsa, a 50-year old woman, whose adult son is left in a coma after a shooting incident.

Kino! 2016: Interview: – Isabelle Stever (Writer/Director) and Maria Furtwängler (Actress) – The Weather Inside

‘The Weather Inside’ gives us a view into the business of foreign aid work, in the Arab conflict zone. Dorothea, an aid worker with a humanitarian organization, has launched a project to help the people of a land menaced by civil war. The luxury of her wealthy world finds a cynical reflection in the poverty

Kino! 2016 Interview: Gerd Schneider (Writer/Director-The Culpable)

‘The Culpable’ (Verfehlung) tells the story of three priests, Jakob, Dominik and Oliver, whose career and friendship are shaken after Dominik is taken into custody under suspicion of sexual abuse. How does one deal with such accusations?  There is a truth we welcome and there is a truth we fear, about which we tend to

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2016 Berlinale Interview – Jan Gassmann (Europe, She Loves)

Europe, She Loves is a documentary that follows four couples living in Spain, Greece, Estonia and Ireland.  We see them taking showers, fighting, making love and facing their individual challenges. The film is an intimate reflection of their present situation in Europe. Between searching, wanting to change, longing to stay but also the question what

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