The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is a festival of many pleasures, from South Korea, West Bengal, and France amongst other places.
The Frameland team looks back on 2017 and picks out their favorite underseen and unloved films in international cinema.
Growing old together, meeting the in-laws, flying ships that express romance, a chance connection on a beach between two strangers and much more: Frameland’s favorite cinematic moments of 2017 deal with all kinds of human connections, expressed in a multitude of ways.
At the close of Noirvember, Frameland recommends five film noirs from outside of the United States, both from the classical peri
In our second exclusive report on the 30th IDFA, Kaj van Zoelen looks at documentaries new and old dealing with dictators of very different kinds in Filmworker and General Idi Amin: A Self Portrait.
While Thor: Ragnarok gets released worldwide, Kaj looks at an Icelandic trilogy about the religious struggles of those who used to believe in the god Thor. While they kill eachother with axes.
As Blade Runner 2049 is released worldwide this week, the Frameland writers recommend six cyberpunk films you might not have seen.
Defending Brother No. 2 deftly asks us what we know about the Cambodian genocide and if we can judge the man held responsible for these crimes against humanity.
How did spies fare in 1960s cinema from behind the Iron Curtain?
A question prompted by two documentaries, Plasticine Family and THE BEKSINSKIS.
As Christopher Nolan’s war film Dunkirk is released worldwide, Frameland recommends watching one or up to all seven of Sam Fuller’s war films.
Exploring politcal histories through personal family stories in The General and Me and Adriana’s Pact.
What does Julian Rosefeldt’s and Cate Blanchett’s Manifesto art installation/film tell us about art and context?
On the documentary as contemplative art form at the 57th Krakow Film Festival.
Milagros Mumenthaler talked to Frameland about her latest film, The Idea of a Lake, in which she explores the importance and experience of memories, and the tangibility of nature within.
Five Frameland authors share their favorite memories of Twin Peaks, just before the new season starts.
How the state sacrifices the lives of its people for political gain, in 21st century French thrillers.
In which we talk about the making of Mrs. K, Asian cinema and food, censorship and the difficulties of independent film making in modern day Hong Kong.
Kara Hui is an action hero once again in Mrs. K, subverting gender conventions of action cinema by having her as star and be the protector of a happy family and a husband whom she taught how to handle himself.
Dreams and memories define the Chinese and Philippino animation features at the Holland Animation Film Festival 2017.
The entire style of The Apprentice, from framing to camera movement to staging to editing, serves to convey the inner workings of the eponymous apprentice’s mind, who neurotically tries to navigate a modern world of conflicting information and impulses.