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Writing

Creative writings we commissioned on our titles
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A dream of feminism

Sultana's Dream feels like a deeply personal film, one that brings the viewer on a journey alongside the filmmaker — a feminist journey, through times, countries, styles, and, most importantly, ideas.
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Brothers in Alienation

In a world that only makes sense on a large scale and is often discombobulating on a human level, can narrative cinema still speak to reality? Elena Lazic reflects on Life Lasts Two Days.
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Home Invasion

Alone and awake in the middle of the night, the only sound I can hear inside my home is of a clock ticking. The world feels quiet and I am safe, inside. - Tara Judah on Home Invasion
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963 Hours to Kill: Knit’s Island

Media art curator Marijn Bril discusses Knit's Island, which took home the Jury Prize (Burning Lights) and FIPRESCI award at Visions du Réel 2023.
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Not a Healthy Model: Sorayos Prapapan’s Arnold is a Model Student

Critic and curator Ren Scateni delves into Sorayos Prapapan's debut feature Arnold is a Model Student, which premiered at Locarno 2022.
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A Thousand Fires

Herb Shellenberger writes about Saeed Taji Farouky's A Thousand Fires, complementing its UK cinema release in November 2022.
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Dear Grief,...

Savina Petkova on A Woman Escapes by Sofia Bohdanowicz, Burak Çevik, and Blake Williams
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Window Boy Would also Like to Have a Submarine

Ava Cahen writes about Alex Piperno's feature, now available to watch on Mubi.
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The Eyes Which See Reality

Four short films with non-human perspectives.
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A Night of Knowing Nothing

Ruth Gilbert discussed the poetics and defiance of Payal Kapadia's documentary feature.
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Cruising Oblivion: Tim Leyendekker’s Feast

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Inspirations

Music, Mood boards, Making of and more
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this tenderness that makes me want to live

A moodboard and playlist to Tana Gilbert's Malqueridas
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Are there ghosts in Medellin?

A moodboard and playlist for Theo Montoya's Anhell69
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life lasts two days (but carnival lasts three)

A moodboard and playlist by Leonardo Mouramateus and Fernando Pereira Lopes
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Sierra: Storyboards & Sketches

A small inside into the creation process of Sierra
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A Night of Knowing Nothing: Picture Essay

Director Payal Kapadia shares a visual essay complementing her documentary A Night of Knowing Nothing. 
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Feast: Mood Board

A selection of images and excerpts from Feast's mood board and scenario.
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Outside

Writing that has been done on other platforms about Square Eyes titles
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Anhell69: documenting the lives of dead friends

On Theo Montoya's Anhell69 (2022), and on documenting the lives of dead friends.
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DAE Talks With: Mila & Daniel

Pamela Cohn interviews Daniel & Mila about Waking up in silence and their other films and collaboration
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Book recommendations

A reading list from the research of Home Invasion.
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Lawrence Abu Hamdan on 45th Parallel

An interview about the thematics and concepts of the short film 45th Parallel
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Unstable Objects: FIDMarseille 2022

“The following is a story that is somewhat true” reads the handwritten title card that opens A Woman Escapes, one of the standout features at this year’s FIDMarseille.
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Afterwater - this must be underwater love

A submerged text about Dane Komljen’s AFTERWATER
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Europe - Wayward Fictions

Is it possible for narrative to reveal more about our lived reality than documentary?
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The Delights

Academic, Critic, and Curator Maria Delgado writes about Eduardo Crespo's feature documentary for the Frames of Representation programme.
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Interviews

Interviews with the teams behind our titles
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Interview: Arthur&Diana

Savina Petkova in conversation with Sara Summa
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Interview: Malqueridas

Tana Gilbert on Malqueridas
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Interview: Knit's Island

Angelo Careri in conversation with the team behind Knit's Island
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Interview: A Woman Escapes

Directors in Conversation
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Interview: Life Lasts Two Days

Marco Cipollini in conversation with Leonardo Mouramateus
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Interview: Europe

Five questions to Philip Scheffner
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Interview: a man and a camera

Chris Boeckman in conversation with Guido Hendrikx
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Interview: Feast

Neil Young in conversation with Tim Leyendekker
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Interview: Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine

An interview with Alex Piperno
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Interview: Nocturne

Viktor van der Valk on Nocturne