Essay Film Festival 2017 - Babette Mangolte

"As the subject of one of the Essay Film Festival’s special focuses, cinematographer, photographer, writer and director Babette Mangolte was welcomed to the stage by Laura Mulvey. Having outlined the trajectory of her impressive career; Mulvey spoke, as a friend and a direct contemporary, of Mangolte’s 1970s beginnings.…

CPH:DOX 2017 - Blurred Realities

"Introducing their 14th edition, CPH:DOX proclaimed that the festival would offer “a reflection, a comeback and a counter-attack on behalf of art, our common reality and truth.” From their NEW:VISION competition, where artists’ film and documentary intersect, three visions of what that might mean when the lines are…

Interview - Salome Lamas

"Though less than thirty years old, Portuguese filmmaker Salome Lamas has already developed an impressive, diverse portfolio of films that fit loosely into the ever-widening bracket of non-fiction. Produced for different purposes and across varying lengths, Lamas’ films have seen her travel all around the world, visiting increasingly marginal (and…

Frames of Representation 2017 - Eldorado XXI

A shorter version of this piece originally appeared in the Frames of Representation festival booklet. No stranger to the intrepid, Portuguese filmmaker Salomé Lamas has, over an expanding, deeply ambitious body of shorts, installations and features, traversed many worlds. Before reaching her thirtieth birthday, Lamas has transported viewers to locales…