Ashkal won the highest award at the Pan-African Fespaco Film Festival. It premiered at the 2022 Cannes festival Directors Fortnight. Screened at MoMAs New Directors festival last April, it will be distributed in US cinemas this summer.
Amanda Kims new documentary Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV is a corrective tour-de-force, a deeply moving portrait of Paik and, for new generations and old, a much-needed introduction to this towering artist and pioneering polymath.
Talk of ethno-nationalism pervades all corners of Mungius film, though no one can seem to decide who exactly is Romanian enough for it.
In fiction, the sincerity and forcefulness of those named Anna become a weapon that poses a threat to the status quo of society and to anyone who does not want to deal with brutal honesty.
Ari Asters latest is about a mamas boy caught up in a trippy maze of psychological anguish.
Boundaries, divisions, dualisms as well as themes of exile, identity, and empires orphaned territoriesall pervade Disco Boys lean 90 minutes as it nimbly navigates the aftermath of far-reaching colonial enterprises. The narratives follow Belarusian Aleksei (Franz Rogowski) and Nigerian siblings Jomo (Morr Ndiaye) and Udoka (Laetitia Ky), all of whom are experiencing an acute crisis of nationhood and self.