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 - Highlight Reel

"Though only in its 14th year, Danish documentary festival CPH:DOX’s profile has continually grown, so much so that the festival now proudly calls itself “the third largest documentary film festival in the world”. Despite being a festival known for the idiosyncrasy of it’s selected material – documentaries that…

CPH:DOX 2017 - Fertile Terrain

"In humans and in landscapes, documentarians have two enormous subjects at their disposal without having to look far, and inexhaustible potential in the convergence of the two. At CPH:DOX's NEW:VISION, a competition that collects works from artist filmmakers working in a documentary mode, the landscape loomed large. From…

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…