East-West Golden Arch is a recent initiative to identify cinematic ‘Eurasia’ — Western Asia (Iran, Turkey and Israel) and Eastern Europe (the countries of the former Eastern Bloc plus Finland) — as a continuous cultural entity and organise a film festival around it, with Moscow as the epicentre.
Bibi Andersson's only major award for her indelible work with Ingmar Bergman was at Cannes for Brink of Life
Andersson was just 27 when she acted in Brink of Life. Even at that young age, and even when the lines take a dramatic turn, you find this no-fuss, no-sentimentality quality.
Bibi Andersson and Ingmar Bergman: Revisiting one of cinema's most fruitful actor-director collaborations
Bibi Andersson and Ingmar Bergman worked together on 13 films, including such masterpieces as The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966) and Scenes from a Marriage (1973).
Agnès Varda passes away: Cléo from 5 to 7 is one of the most famous films of veteran French filmmaker
One of the most discernible aspects of Agnès Varda’s work is her empathy towards her characters, even someone as apparently superficial as Cléo.
The Circle, the 2000 Iranian film, helped Super Deluxe director Thiagarajan Kumararaja get over the 'what should I make next?' question
On World Poetry Day, Baradwaj Rangan revisits Il Postino, Michael Radford's 1994 masterpiece, which imagines a fictional friendship between Pablo Neruda and a shy postman
As others continue their obsession with all things mainstream, nominees of one of the quietest categories at the Oscars, the short film category, are gearing up to take home the greatest honour
Berlinale 2019: 69th edition of film festival ends with dialogue on censorship, Netflix, and gender equality
The 69th Berlinale that ended last weekend also saw the end of tenure of its much-loved director Dieter Kosslick
Every day, we hear about some hot new Netflix show that we just cannot afford to miss, and it’s become harder to find the time to watch that Godard classic you’ve been meaning to catch up on.
Loveless movie review: Andrey Zvyagintsev's film highlights the difficulty of leaving one's past behind
In Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev appears to be drawing our attention to the cold centre of the increasing similarity between the past and the future.
Hu Bo’s An Elephant Sitting Still, Tarkovsky’s Stalker, The Godfather, and the concept of slow cinema
In this week's World Cinema column, Baradwaj Rangan throws light on the art and motive of slow cinema.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night movie review: Gan Bi's film is a cinematic experience unlike any other
Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an almost unbearably beautiful film that seems like the last snapshot of the horizon you carry down with you as you drown.
Border movie review: Ali Abbasi's genre-bending film offers a unique blend of fantasy, crime and romance
Blending conventional elements into something brilliantly original, Border delivers many things simultaneously, including a fantasy tale, a crime drama and an allegory for romance.
In the Aisles is a German drama, strictly for those who like their cinema artsy and indulgent
Burning was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. It was also selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
Persona showcases not only Ingmar Bergman's technical mastery of the cinematic medium but also reveals his relentless quest for truthful cinematic expression.
Revisiting The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) — Ingmar Bergman's 1957 masterpiece about God's eternal silence
On the 100th birth anniversary of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, we revisit his 1957 masterpiece, The Seventh Seal.
Us and Them movie review: Beautifully crafted romantic film with a sensitive take on fragile relationships
Us and Them shows us the futile nature of a life that has everything for comfort — except love