Lithuanian filmmaker Vytautas Puidokas wants to bring the story of Alexander Ferdinand Bendoraitis - a Lithuanian doctor who, at one hand, was the god of the jungle, and on the other hand, a man whose life was soon overshadowed by rumours of multiple identities and, finally, murder.
"Where should one go after being robbed of everything that you have believed in and loved?” – asks herself Erna, the protagonist of "In the Crosswind". This stylish black and white picture, undertaking a difficult historical topic, is one of the most artistically outstanding and mature films of the year.
New Zealand might be the last place on Earth where you'd think it's the case to keep an eye out for vampires. Well, you'd be wrong. Wellington is the place that Viago, Vladislav and Deacon call home. And they are not the only ones – from werewolves to zombies, the city's nightlife hustles and bustles with a well-represented community of the undead.
Stephen Hawking, who was supposed to die at the age of 23, lives until nowadays and he's 72 years old. One of the greatest cosmologists of contemporary times has a motor neuron disease related to ALS. The answer to the question how he managed to achieve it, can be found in the newest film directed by Oscar winner James March: "The Theory of Everything".
"In the Crosswind", the first feature film by Martti Helde, is the latest hypnotizing discovery of the Estonian cinematography. Film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2014 and from then on doesn't stop to collect well-deserved awards at many international festivals. However, Martti Helde remains far from red carpets, camera flashes and all the glamour.
Every single day by putting your clothes on you make a statement. The statement you cannot avoid. Because even if you left the house naked, you’d declare something – even stronger than before. The way you look expresses who you are – especially in the culture of images we live in.
Matthew Turner discusses "The New Girlfriend" – a gender bending screwball comedy by François Ozon.
Gust Van den Berghe´s career has been a collection of successes with titles such as "Little Baby Jesus of Flandr" and "Blue Bird" achieving major critical praise. His new film "Lucifer" is bound to follow the same steps. We could not let the chance to sit down with him slip out of hand to discuss his vision and work process.