Beth Orton takes a step outside the music arena in Esther May Campbell’s atmospheric and poetic analysis of family connection and dysfunction. Whilst at times the dream-like visuals can sometimes take the audience out of the focus upon what the underlying message of the film is – that Orton plays a mother, separated from her family, whose daughter, Rose (Zamira Fuller) who longs to see her. Continue reading “Light Years Review”
A Celebration of Black Cinema This Autumn at The BFI
The BFI are launching a season of films to celebrate diversity in cinema.
The BLACK STAR event has been announced by the BFI as follows:
“Black Star explores the relationship between stars and the audiences who love them, spotlighting great performances by black actors on screen. Continue reading “A Celebration of Black Cinema This Autumn at The BFI”
An Interview with Irina Kolesnikova
Can you tell us about Her Name was Carmen? Why did you decide to create a contemporary spin on a classical piece?
As a mother of a young child I was struck by the number of children that are caught up in the refugee crisis. This shocked me and I knew I had to do something for them. As we are a ballet theatre, ballet is our tool. Continue reading “An Interview with Irina Kolesnikova”
Film Review: Walk It Home
“Bigger, deeper, louder.”
After seeing ‘Walk It Home’, the new film about Beirut blues band, The Wanton Bishops, I was at a loss to describe it. Quasi-documentary, the film shows ‘the day(s) in the life’ of Nader Mansour and Eddy Ghossein as they travel around the Mississippi Delta. Continue reading “Film Review: Walk It Home”
Film Review: Buttercup Bill
Buttercup Bill is billed as a “Southern Gothic Romance”. It is the first production of Sadie Frost and Emma Comley’s new outfit Blonde to Black Pictures, set to be released in the UK August 2015. It is also a debut feature from New York film makers Remy Bennett – who also stars in the film – and Emilie Richard-Froozan. Continue reading “Film Review: Buttercup Bill”