Take One Awards 2011

Take One Awards 2011

Take One’s writers decide upon the best Feature, Documentary, Short and (non-Cambridge) Festival from their experiences on the festival circuit in calendar year 2011.

Patience (After Sebald)

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This poetic and meditative documentary introduces the viewer to the writings of the German/English writer W. G. Sebald and mainly his novel “The Rings of Saturn” which focuses on the narrators trips around Suffolk. Mihai Kolcsar reviews.

Nordic Giants and Shorts International


The Cinecity event at Playgroup Brighton’s Blind Tiger bar and music venue opened with a looped series of local and international short films, which led up to an AV performance from Brighton band NORDIC GIANTS. Rosy Hunt reviews.



“The sound of AK-47s and lines such as ‘Hear’st thou Mars?’ do not mix well.” Mihai Kolcsar reviews Ralph Fiennes’ modernisation of CORIOLANUS.

Tales of the Night (Les Contes De La Nuit) 3D


“Michel Ocelot astounds his audience with short stories perfect in length for toddlers or for adults of short attention span. By far the most apt and expert use of 3D I have seen, the delicate addition of a third dimension to a silhouette animation is analogous to the magic in the tales.” Ferry Hunt reviews TALES OF THE NIGHT at Brighton Film Festival.

Experimenta at Brighton Film Festival


Keith Braithwaite reviews Brighton Film Festival’s EXPERIMENTA, a diverse package of artists’ cinema including animation, found footage and dance for camera.

Short Dramas at Brighton Film Festival


Keith Braithwaite reviews the short dramas screened at Brighton Film Festival on November 26th.

Squint Volume One: Up on your feet


“For one night only let’s see things on a big screen, with the sound up loud – a party atmosphere to celebrate a commercial artform that continues to run deep roots into all aspects of the cultural conscience”. Harry Hunt reviews Sam Cuthbert’s anthology of music videos at Brighton Film Festival.

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D


The ancient samurai ritual of hara-kiri, also known as seppuku, is a symbolic suicide performed in an attempt to regain honour when all hope is otherwise lost. It is a grisly fate, involving plunging a short sword, known as a tantō into one’s stomach, and slicing left to right. An appointed “attendant” would then finish the job by relieving you of your head. Harry Hunt reviews Takashi Miike’s HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI



“I take photos to show another world,” explains Steve Pyke, opening up his long awaited documentary MOONBUG, and with a subject of astronomy, you’d expect this to be quite fitting. Unfortunately, a documentary about space exploration it is not; it’s an astronomically claustrophobic look into the world of Steve Pyke.

The Turin Horse


In 1889 Friedrich Nietzsche left his house in Turin and witnessed a man violently whipping his horse, which would not move. This image caused a mental breakdown in the philosopher, who threw himself at the neck of the creature to protect it, and afterwards fell ill until his death in 1900. What happened to the horse remains unknown, the narrator informs us at the beginning of what is allegedly Hungarian director Béla Tarr’s last film.

Breathing (Atmen)


Roman Kogler (Thomas Schubert) is a bit lost. Four years in the Austrian juvenile detention system have left him numb and passionless, but he still yearns for resolution. BREATHING follows him as he seeks this resolution out. Harry Hunt reviews this directorial debut from Austrian actor Karl Markovics.



Ferry Hunt reviews Steve McQueen’s controversial and challenging second feature SHAME, screened at Brighton Film Festival last night.

Brighton Film Festival app live today


The CINECITY Festival app is live today. It’s free to download on to your iPhone or iPad and then you can watch short films for free during the festival.