Lost Classic Reviews

Lost Classic: Ulysses’ Gaze (Theo Angelopoulos, 1995)

As with the main character in Homer’s Odyssey, from whom Ulysses’ Gaze (1997) gets its name, Theo Angelopoulos’ sadly forgotten 1995 film follows another tragic figure on his journey home. A filmmaker named ‘A’ (believed to stand for Angelopoulos) tells a story of how he once took a photograph of a landscape, only for the […]

New Release Reviews

New Release: Three Days in Auschwitz

From Philippe Mora, the director behind Swastika, Snide and Prejudice and German Sons, comes this no-frills albeit personal documentary about his visit to Auschwitz. A French-born Australian of Jewish descent, Mora had previously avoided going to the camp due to the sheer unparalleled horror of the place and the events associated with it. After discovering […]

Feature Four Frames

Four Frames: The Wedding (Andrzej Wajda, 1972)

Andrzej Wajda’s The Wedding (Wesele), based on Stanisław Wyspiański’s eponymous play (1901), retells the wedding of the poet Lucjan Rydel who married, as did Wyspiański himself, a peasant girl from the village of Bronowice near Krakow. The Polish artists and intellectuals of the late 19th century believed that these marriages would allow them to revive […]