It’s coming home

It’s coming home

Or is it? An expectant crowd watches Eurovision in Umag, Croatia… It was the second Saturday in May. At 8pm, as rosy dusk fell on the Croatian coastal resort of Umag, a lone herring-gull flew over the concrete hulk of the town’s scruffy Shopping Centre, a...
Tradition Is the Handing on of Fire

Tradition Is the Handing on of Fire

Postcard From The 36th Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankyla, Finland, June 14th-18th 2023 Saturday has become Sunday, it’s 1am in Sodankylä, northern Finland, and Tarmo Marjamaa clambers out of a ketchup-red, East German, visibly 1980s-vintage Wartburg 353...
Ever and ever, forever and Evia

Ever and ever, forever and Evia

A postcard from the first Evia Film Project, 15-19 June 2022 Among Greek islands, Evia is second in size only to Crete, more than double the size of the next largest, Lesbos, and nearly triple the size of the fourth-largest, Rhodes. But while everybody knows at least...
Horror-Night in Seville

Horror-Night in Seville

The Grotesque Popcorn Marathon continues to be a popular fixture on the penultimate night of the Seville European Film Festival “Ex-hu-mac-ion! Ex-hu-mac-ion! Ex-hu-mac-ion!” The Spanish audience in Seville’s Teatro de la Alameda picks up the...