Berlinale Review: Strong Island (2017)

Between the years of 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge was responsible for the death of approximately 1.8 million people in Cambodia. Talking about the tools for peace and reconciliation in the country, director Rithy Panh, who has award-winning documentaries on the subject, suggested that one of the ways to honor the victims of these crimes would be to make not one, but 1.8 million films … Continue reading Berlinale Review: Strong Island (2017)

Review: The Act of Killing (2012)

It is often suggested films have the power to transform our lives, to increase our empathy by allowing us to see bits of the world through other people’s perspectives and that, ultimately, they make us better persons. But what if films also have a much more destructive power? During a certain point of director Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary “The Act of Killing“, Anwar Congo, one of the many gangsters … Continue reading Review: The Act of Killing (2012)

Meet the Filmmaker: Yenni Lee explores the human subconscious in her observations of film and of love

“There are no rules in film as there are no rules in love. You cannot construct love and you cannot deny it. Film is the soul’s extension when time stands still.” (Yenni Lee) *Yenni’s portrait by Runar Sørheim Ever since she was a child, Yenni Lee knew she wanted to be a film director. While it wasn’t clear, for her, what that fully entailed, she wanted … Continue reading Meet the Filmmaker: Yenni Lee explores the human subconscious in her observations of film and of love