Geoff Andrew roams from Raoul Walsh’s grand west and Sergio Leone’s expanded gangster epic to the less-fêted works of Jean Grémillon at Bologna’s festival of recovery and discovery.
Excellent features from Adrian Sitaru and Radu Jude, and a standout portrait of Nicolae Ceausescu, trumped efforts to overhaul the house style at this fountainhead of the Romanian New Wave.
This year’s IndieLisboa took place under the cloud of absolute public-funding cuts to Portuguese cinema. Álvaro Arroba reports from the home of the world’s perennial filmmaking vanguard.
Despite accusations of bloat, rivalry from alternative theatre and the exit of its illustrious director, Argentina’s foremost showcase of independent cinema still captures the national mood, says Maria Delgado.
Demetrios Matheou on this year’s Un Certain Regard winner, a powerful study of grief and abuse.
Geoff Andrew sees Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols close out this year’s Competition with an impressive Southern river adventure that owes a debt to Mark Twain.