Abram Room’s Soviet propaganda piece is proof that cinema was exploring some very interesting places before talkies came along, writes Gavin Midgley.
Liberal, progressive, feminist approaches to issues such as mental health and crime in a selection of films from 1910 – 1925? Jo Shaw attended the PSSST! Silent Film Festival in Zagreb.
This Soviet silent involves mysteries and murder alongside elements of science fiction; it also documents the least explored avant-garde movement in the Soviet Union, writes H. Chan.
As the lights of Cambridge rose in the dusk of Sunday evening, the curtains also drew to a close on the 15th British Silent Film Festival. Mike Boyd reports back from a night to remember.
LIVINGSTONE was described as ‘a film more romantic in its making than any motion picture yet produced’ at the time of its release in 1926. This is still true compared to perhaps any other film made during the silent era. The extraordinary aspect of the film is its production, which in turn makes for an [...]
Authentic Venetian locations are the backdrop for the story of a silly Count who loses the will to live when his lover is murdered, and has a magician chum place him in suspended animation – only to find himself in need of Viagra 200 years further down the family tree. Showing this afternoon at Queens Theatre, Emmanuel College at 5.30.
The British Silent Film Festival will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary in Cambridge at the Arts Picturehouse with a four-day programme starting on April 19th. Look out for special print copies of TAKE ONE at the Picturehouse and around Cambridge and read full coverage here at takeonecff.com
This month saw Aesthetica magazine’s first short film festival take place in some of York’s historic venues. Steve Williams reviews one of his favourite films from the arts, experimental and documentary categories.