This blog is a place for all contributors of Nisimazine to continue to write, photograph, make video and discuss cinema together after the workshops. An extension of the magazine, this is a free space to keep sharing new insights and experiences through reviews, essays, quotes, interviews and festival reports. You can join any conversation by posting comments. So…, let’s go !
By Viviane Saglier (France), 29 November 2010 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
This may be the biggest illness of our times, an intense, post-modern feeling that words can say nothing new, that images are not powerful anymore, and that every feeling has already been experienced.
By Nino Klingler (Germany), 29 November 2010 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
Being at a documentary film festival this confusion becomes massive, as documentaries tend to define themselves (…)
By Ruben Jacobs (The Netherlands), 24 November 2010 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
Cities exist by the grace of antipoles. They are big melting pots in which different cultural expressions exist side by side. In some circumstances they touch each other, just for tiny moment. But most of the time, they reside in closed cocoons. In those places the contrast can’t be bigger, and this produces the most funny and surreal experiences.
The IDFA box office in Rembrandt Square is such a place. Located in an imitation Austrian ski lodge, it has claimed for (…)
By Marta Musso (Italy), 23 November 2010 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
Documentaries, as anyone who got a chance to stay for a Q&A here at the IDFA knows, don’t work like that. Apart from a few filmmakers and hi-tech nerds who ask which type of camera was used to shoot a movie, questions are never (…)
By Bas Voorwinde (The Netherlands), 22 November 2010 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
On saturday 20th of November 2010, Dutch culture lovers screamed against the severe cutbacks in cultural state funding proposed by the newly appointment government. In this first video editorial in Nisimazines’s history, Bas Voorwinde reflects on IDFA in this context.
By Maartje Alders (The Netherlands), 22 November 2010 | IDFA 2010 |Translations: [en]
By Maria Dicieanu (Romania), 20 November 2010 | IDFA 2010 |Translations: [en]
Take for instance Janus Metz’s Armadillo, winner of this year’s (…)
By Bruno Carmelo (Brazil), 19 November 2010 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
By Bas Voorwinde (The Netherlands), 19 November 2010 | IDFA 2010 |Translations: [en]
IDFA started today and it’s already at full speed with about a zillion films being shown every day.
We will submerge ourselves in the flow of images, sounds and impressions (cinematic/hallucinogenic or otherwise) during the next week to bring you all the best and worst from the festival in my lovely hometown.
Today Ruben and I went to see the opening film Position of the Stars (Stand van de sterren) and were already blown away by its wit, emotion, intensity and honesty. Not (…)
By Sebastiano Pucciarelli (Italy), 9 November 2010 | Bratislava 2010 |Translations: [en]
How can you double-check the real interest of somebody talking? Just follow these steps carefully: work 12 hours a day Monday-Friday; on Friday night don’t get any sleep and prepare your luggage; at 4am catch a bus to the closest airport and take a plane to Bratislava, Slovakia; once landed, leave your luggage at the ho(s)tel and go to listen to an old man talking. If you succeed in standing for 90 minutes in front of a bald gentleman with glasses and a white beard, and not falling asleep, then that gentleman is probably Jan Švankmajer.
The 76-year-old Czech director, animator and screenwriter is capable of influencing people like Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton, and yet still remains relatively unknown to the general public. Just a few of the reasons why the Bratislava Film Festival is dedicating a retrospective to Mr. Švankmajer this year. Let’s see what this man said to keep me awake in such problematic physical conditions.