The World at the Fucked Moment

I am hoping here to speak about many things. Mostly I want to talk about agency; my own discomfort in feeling I know things that people have experienced in a way I could never understand, but also the disregard for people’s stories which we see reproduced in mainstream news, where human activity is condensed into catch phrases. These ideas are reinforced by the statements and … Continue reading The World at the Fucked Moment

Eight Years

As it is eight years since people began protesting in Syria, kids getting locked up for graffiti, a revolution being born – I wanted to write something. Disclaimer for the disjointedness… “We were alone, but we didn’t realise it yet.” Brothers of the Gun Since I started to read The Morning They Came For Us I have understood the feeling inside myself more accurately. Something like … Continue reading Eight Years

The Favourite

The Favourite is a highly contained story as is Lanthimos’ fashion, with a small cast, and a simplistic plot where people act according to otherworldly rules. Dogtooth, his second feature, is a great analogy for his films as a whole. A father attempts to contain his children within his house for their entire lives, telling them the world outside is dangerous and they’re better off … Continue reading The Favourite

Closed Box/Open Wound

Transitional Justice in “No” – Pablo Larraín. “While transitional justice is normally thought of as a process of social and political transformation, repair and reconstruction, film opens a window into its emotional, human, and personal sides.” (Blum) This is owing to its ability to visually reconstruct the past, which is often harbouring the same emotional difficulties as the present as societies take the time to … Continue reading Closed Box/Open Wound