Demetrios Matheou

After starting his journalistic career as a newspaper reporter, Demetrios gravitated towards arts and culture. He worked as a television critic, theatre critic and architectural journalist, before turning to film in 1996, as news editor of Premiere magazine’s UK edition.

His film writing has since appeared in most of Britain’s broadsheets, including the Guardian, the Observer, the Times and Sunday Times and the Independent on Sunday. He has been the film critic for Scotland’s Sunday Herald since 2004, and is a member of the collective of journalists who produce The Arts Desk website, where he reviews both films and theatre.

Demetrios is the author of The Faber Book of New South American Cinema (2010). In the same year he co-curated ‘South American Renaissance’, a major retrospective season for the British Film Institute. He has collaborated with a number of Latin American festivals in London, and this year co-curated the city’s first Argentine Film Festival.

Other film books to which he has contributed include Cinema: The Whole Story and Ten Bad Dates with De Niro.

Follow him on Twitter @dem2112

Online articles

Cannes Film Festival 2012
The Sight & Sound blog

Follow Nick James and our correspondents on the Croisette. Read the collated entries, or see the index of individual posts. Web exclusive, May 2012

Berlinale 2012 Festival blog

Nick James and S&S contributors report from the unknown quantity that is this year’s Berlin film festival. Web exclusive, February 2012

The rebel confederacy:
the Doc Alliance at CPH:DOX

Copenhagen’s blossoming documentary festival was the latest stop for the Doc Alliance roadshow. Demetrios Matheou reports. Web exclusive, November 2011

#No moss gathered: Nicholas Ray’s
We Can’t Go Home Again

Four decades after the great Hollywood rebel took up a teaching post, his class experiment and swansong We Can’t Go Home Again has finally been ‘completed’ by his widow Susan. She talks to Demetrios Matheou.
Web exclusive, October 2011

#The body politic:
Pablo Larraín on Post Mortem

The Chilean writer-director’s follow-up to Tony Manero is the equally creepy Post Mortem, exploring Pinochet’s 1973 coup through the eyes of a high-level mortuary assistant. He talks to Demetrios Matheou.
Web exclusive, September 2011

IndieLisboa: The revolution will be dramatised Postcard

Demetrios Matheou on José Filipe Costa’s wonderfully conflicted Red Line and the truth behind Thomas Harlan’s 1975 Carnation Revolution documentary Torre Bela.
Web exclusive, May 2011

Peter Mullan: Glasgow belongs to me

Peter Mullan is already well known as one of Britain’s most intense screen actors. But with Neds he cements his reputation as a director whose commitment to emotional truth transcends social realism. By Demetrios Matheou. from S&S February 2011

Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX: ‘naughty new vocabularies for documentary’ Postcard

Demetrios Matheou visits an increasingly confident European showcase for the documentary art in all its diversity. Web exclusive, November 2010

Last Updated: 20 May 2012