Cines del Sur Granada Film Festival

CARTEL-9CDSAs I know somebody who works in there, I’ve been lucky enough to attend the Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur with a general pass for the second year in a row, which is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand it makes you treat the festival programme like an all you can eat buffet, on the other hand, you occasionally find yourself stumbling out of a cinema at 1am, dazed and confused because you’ve just seen three films in a row. Either way, it’s a great experience. Continue reading Cines del Sur Granada Film Festival

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

EIFFTo get a handle on this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival, and also so I could write this article, I decided to read the full EIFF programme, cover to cover, to see what fell out and what stuck from reading the basic, publicly released information. My overview? Good. Varied. Lighter than usual perhaps. A strong emphasis on American film. Lots of sex and prostitution. Ewan McGregor playing God. Not as globally and politically aware as you might expect. Continue reading Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

Mad World: On Sane People in Insane Situations

asylumI wasn’t sure what to expect from the Mad World exhibition from its online write-up, and once I got there I understood why. Part exploration of the history of mental illness, part art exhibition, part awareness-raising debate on how we talk about mental health, Mad World provides a real assortment of material to enable its audience to “discover the insane”. Continue reading Mad World: On Sane People in Insane Situations