August 13, 2015
Why Do We Need This?
So for me, the real theme of our film festival has just emerged this year (which doesn’t mean that all the previous ones have lost their meaning). What is it?
July 12, 2015
Kim Ki-Duk Out Of The Blue
Out of the blue in the program of the 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival there appeared “Stop”, a new film by the wilful Korean director named Kim Ki-duk.
July 10, 2015
Stories From The Other Edge
Miguel Gomes has made a wonderful film, “Arabian Nights” (As Mil e uma Noites).
July 7, 2015
“Varieté” Means “Variety”
Actually this title could become the motto of the Fifth Sakhalin Film Festival that includes films from South Korea and Sri Lanka, Brazil and Georgia. But this time I am talking about a different kind of “variety”, the film “Varieté” (“Jealousy”) made by the German director Ewald André Dupont in 1925.
July 3, 2015
Hello everyone, friends of the festival and simply film lovers. Sorry for having been upsetting you by my long silence.
August 21, 2014
So Many Films, So Little to Choose From
Dear friends from Sakhalin and beyond. This year my blog was almost inactive. The fact is that this was my most difficult year in 15 years of a programmer’s life. There are reasons to that, some of them pretty obvious. Some of them are not, however, and the most important is that there’s no such thing as “simply good movies” anymore.
July 22, 2013
Константин Селиверстов. лучший режиссер России
Дорогие друзья, Константин Селиверстов ищет деньги на чистовой звук для своего нового фильма «Процесс» (по Кафке). Черновой вариант я видел, ждите на 2-in-1. Костя не перестает удивлять и радовать, радовать и удивлять. - Бюджет какой? - спрашиваю. - Ноль рублей, ноль копеек. - Исполнитель главной роли откуда? - БДТ, скромно потупившись, говорит Костя. Это человек, которого ничто не остановит.
May 25, 2013
Miracle in Jeonju, or How I Made a Korean Lamp With My Own Hands
...coming back from Jeonju, I was torturing myself with «Prometheus» by Ridley Scott.
August 20, 2013
Christopher Doyle: Restless
Recently I had a stint as a guest service manager.
May 8, 2013
A Film Crtitic I Never Was
Ex-programmer for Locarno IFF Olivier Père once said that a film critic is turning into curator nowadays.