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FILM MARKET IMBALANCE

CINEMA / ECONOMICS / ESSAYS / 2018-07-10

Speaking of film market imbalance… The 2018 Cannes film festival and market has seen 12 411 participants from 114 countries, of which: 980 — festival programmers 1 743 — buyers 3 858 — producers  + 

“LETO” REVIEW

CINEMA / REVIEWS / 2018-06-06

Saw the premiere in Cannes… A rather weird alternative rendition of an (imagined?) fleeting romance of legendary Russian pop-rock singer Viktor Tsoi in the 1980s Saint Petersburg. Hipsterish B&W, “It Never Happened” announcements, 4th wall pokes, awkward handwriting notes on the screen… I much prefer  + 

MOST CINEMAS STRUGGLE TO MEET PROJECTION STANDARDS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2018-06-01

Projection quality in most cinemas today is, alas, quite bad. If you think seeing a movie on a “big screen” is “the best cinematic experience”… well, sorry to disappoint you. On average, what you see in theaters worldwide, including in supposedly top-notch multiplexes in world  + 

“LA PRIÈRE / THE PRAYER” REVIEW

CINEMA / REVIEWS / 2018-03-23

La Prière / The prayer at the Berlin Film Festival is a classically, solidly, well-told story about a French heroin addict who joins a Christian Catholic community of former addicts who live isolated in the Alps mountains and use manual work and prayer as a  + 

“DOVLATOV” REVIEW

CINEMA / LITERATURE / REVIEWS / 2018-03-20

A premiere of “Dovlatov” film at the Berlin Film Festival. 6 days in the 70s life of a Soviet writer Sergei Dovlatov – Сергей Довлатов, an unknown to almost anyone in the USSR until it fell in 1991. And still largely unknown globally. Unfortunately, not  + 

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL – A MENTALLY SICK ASYLUM

CINEMA / SOCIETY / ESSAYS / 2018-02-24

If you care about my opinion about the Berlin Film Festival line-up and awards — except the very, very worthy La Prière — it’s a perfect image of the mentally sick asylum which is our current, past and future global society. I chose to quit  + 

“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” REVIEW

CINEMA / REVIEWS / 2017-07-01

Have finally watched Manchester By The Sea… Not a really wise choice given the recent death in my own family. An extremely sad drama with an almost complete collection of human dysfunctions in American context. Cinema aspects: excellent, stunning acting, just amazing, touches even through  + 

“I, DANIEL BLAKE” REVIEW

CINEMA / REVIEWS / 2016-05-22

Well, I think Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” Palme at Cannes 2016 is well-deserved. One of his best, with “Riff Raff”. But, typically Loachy. Social, touching… but nothing exceptional, nothing surprising. More of a documentary, a light on a problem that needs to be shined  + 

KVADRAT GEAR STATS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-11-28

All the dates, specs, numbers and other production details of my longest feature film so far, Kvadrat Gear.  + 

MY SECOND FEATURE FILM: KVADRAT GEAR

CINEMA / HEALTH / MY NEWS / 2014-10-08

What better way to rest from all the hard shooting and editing of my first feature film, Kvadrat, than to shoot and edit a second feature film? Especially if it’s the exact opposite of the first one? A classical documentary with dialogue, voice-over, still photos and archival footage?  + 

KVADRAT DIRECTOR’S THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FILM

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-07-08

My own thoughts about my Kvadrat film. The reasons to get into cinema, film a documentary, decide on a feature instead of a short, choose a weird techno musical genre… The goals, the themes, the ideas, the style, the execution, the difficulties and other details.  + 

KVADRAT FILM SYNOPSIS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-06-23

The original synopsis of my Kvadrat documentary feature film I wrote in April 2011. How does it compare with the end-result?  + 

KVADRAT STATS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-02-17

Curious about my latest film’s production dates, budget, team and gear? Check out some vital stats of this extreme production.  + 

MY FIRST FEATURE FILM: KVADRAT

CINEMA / HEALTH / MUSIC / MY NEWS / 2013-10-17

So, what the hell have I been doing for the past 2,5 years? Where are the new posts and photos? Well, other than fast-touring through a rather painful peritonitis on my Bike Friday PRP en route to Zurich… I was shooting a feature film. As a director, DP and editor.  + 

SAVE YOURSELF, THE POLAR BEARS AND THE PLANET. RIDE. DON’T DRIVE.

CINEMA / ENVIRONMENT / INSTALLATION ART / LINKS / 2008-10-15

Human-made global warming kills. The mankind, the animals, the planet. Josh HARRIS, Tim GODSALL and the Ogilvy agency reach out to the passers-by in a striking, effective, minimal, symbolical way. And they suggest solutions. Actions.  + 

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