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Double bill: Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013) and Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967)

Last night was to be a double-dose of dark Europe. Ida was a Polish film that felt very much like a western (as in western Europe) film. 355 more words

Winter Sleep (2014) - Nuri Bilge Ceylan

A once-famous Turkish actor now divides his time between writing a pompous column for a local newspaper, extolling the ‘improving’ virtues of architecture, and being his beautiful small village’s ‘benevolent’ landlord-dictator, whose henchman does the dirty work of repossessing property. 37 more words


Advent, A Film Cycle & Reflections on Waiting, Wondering and Wandering.

I have with some great intention set about engaging with a series of films I’ve    dubbed an Advent Film Cycle. I have always been drawn to the idea of linking and interacting with different films and allowing the selected stories to meld and play off each-other over a period of intentional reflection. 316 more words

Hadewijch (2009) - Bruno Dumont

A strong performance from its central actress Julie Sokolowski. I’m fascinated at the moment with films about the compulsion to religious belief, by directors who remain at some distance. 44 more words

French Cinema

Photography - “The Decisive Moment”

One of the most important yet eluding factor of any photograph is ‘the decisive moment’. This is a term that was first coined by Henri Cartier-Bresson who developed the style of street photography and who is also considered to be the father of photojournalism. 476 more words


Interim Synthesis (Final)

Interim Synthesis by Lindsey van der Linden

I am looking to explore the idea of taking photos within poverty and war torn zones in a different way, What is the real truth of life in these places? 798 more words