Another Year

Another Year

I am at the Lighthouse waiting to go and see Mike Leigh’s Another Year, its hard to believe (and somewhat ironic) that I haven’t been here in a year, – my last outing was to Haneke’s White Ribbon. Someone asked me if “the Mike Leigh...
International women's day

International women's day

It’s International Women’s Day today, and i’d like to draw attention to the plight of an interned man. Jafar Panahi is an Iranian film director who has continued to make cinema shot in Iran that relates directly to the lives of her citizens, without...
Humanity in a Flanders field

Humanity in a Flanders field

I saw Bruno Dumont’s L’Humanit√© at the weekend, and find that I can’t get it out of my head, not least because I can’t make up my mind about what I saw. Is the central character, Pharaon, a christ-like figure who takes on the sins of Joseph?...