“The Constitution” by Rajko Grlić

By Lev Myshkin

Rajko Grlić’s latest film “The Constitution” is excellent, profound and moving. Set in a building where the political tensions of former Yugoslavia are played out with a mixture of hatred, good grace, solidarity and bigotry. An intelligent movie that must be seen.

 

Dreamer’s Gate

By Irene Dogmatic

Standing by itself on the road running through the small town of Collector in New South Wales, the unfinished sculpture of Dreamer’s Gate exudes a ghostly elegance, in tan and windblown concrete and wire,

George Steiner: The Gift of Memory

By Geoffrey Heptonstall

Has Truth a Future? George Steiner’s question may have sounded over-stated when it was first asked thirty years ago, but history has revealed the prescience of Dr Steiner’s urgent concern.

“Nothingwood” by Sonia Kronlund

By Lev Myshkin

Hollywood! Bollywood! Nollywood! Nothingwood! A gem of a documentary that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm. A wry look at the Afghan film industry through the life and career of Salim Shaheen.

The meaning of Dunkirk

By David Elstein

David Elstein, director of three episodes of the seminal “The World At War” series, finds Dunkirk to be a powerful film but one shorn of historical context. Here he fills in the vital gaps – and finds some curious anomalies.

Political Tours

Political Tours