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The revolution introduced me to art, and art, in its own turn, brought me to the revolution.

Sergei Eisenstein

Culture for All: Why Film Matters
Thursday, 12 May 2022 11:19

Culture for All: Why Film Matters

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 As part of the Culture for All series, supported by the Communication Workers Union, we're proud to present a short film about why film matters, by Deirdre O'Neill. Why Film Matters by Deirdre O'Neill Action films, horror films, romantic comedies, science fiction, documentaries – film plays a big part of…
'My movies are about class inequality': Rita Di Santo interviews Alejandra Márquez Abella
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 03 March 2022 17:50

'My movies are about class inequality': Rita Di Santo interviews Alejandra Márquez Abella

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Rita di Santo interviews Alejandra Marquez Abella about her recent film Northern Skies Over Empty Space After directing an episode of Narcos for Netflix, and a future film, female Mexican director Alejandra Márquez Abella boldly confronts macho culture and the Western genre in her new film Northern Skies Over Empty…
Charles Dickens, social realist cinema and the need for a humanist, critical and writerly eye
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 08 February 2022 11:28

Charles Dickens, social realist cinema and the need for a humanist, critical and writerly eye

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On the 210th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, 7 February 1812, Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin writes about Dickens, how social realist cinema has filmed his books, and how modern society needs the same kind of sharp, critical, humanist and writerly eye Between 1935 and 1952 seven films were made based on…
Macbeth, directed by Joel Coen
Monday, 24 January 2022 10:24

Macbeth, directed by Joel Coen

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Jenny Farrell reviews The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Joel Coen Of all Shakespeare’s tragedies, Macbeth is perhaps the most strikingly modern. When one considers what Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth, written between 1600 and 1606, have in common as an overarching theme, it is this: they all centre…
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