X Marks the Spot in Xixón

X Marks the Spot in Xixón

Neil Young reports from the Gijón International Film Festival in Spain Gijón is a city of cinema, haunted by the ghosts of cinemas past. In 1963, when it first hosted the event now known as the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón (FICX for short)—for two decades a...
Film-Festival, Italian Style

Film-Festival, Italian Style

Concorto Comes of Age The biggest, industry-oriented of the world’s film-festivals are often described as having a “hothouse” atmosphere—how ironic, then, that one of the most casual, laid-back and non-materialistic celebrations of cinematic art,...
In & Out Like Flynn

In & Out Like Flynn

Postcards from CinéfestOZ, Western Australia, 2018 White sand, white surf: at midnight under the bright full moon of late August I stood alone on a West Australia beach, watching the pale water lap the even paler shore, my shadow a sharply-outlined black silhouette...