June 2008

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#Return Of The Cool

Nick James talks to Bruce Weber about his stylish 1988 portrait of Chet Baker

#Cinema Of The New Europe: Lest We Forget

Veteran Polish film-maker Andrzej Wajda's new film Katyn is a powerful account of a World War II massacre. The director talks to Michael Brooke and Kamila Kuc

The smiler with a knife

Barbet Schroeder's new documentary is on French lawyer Jacques Verg``es, a controversial figure alternately lauded as a defender of unpopular liberation struggles and vilified as an apologist for repressive regimes. The director talks to Geoffrey Macnab

Wild white yonder

Werner Herzog and Terence Davies talk about their new work in our preview of the Edinburgh film festival. PLUS we look forward to a major Shirley Clarke retrospective. By Geoffrey Macnab, Kieron Corless and Brad Stevens

Cinema of the new europe: Out of the past

To introduce our special focus on resurgent East European cinema, Shane Danielsen celebrates the resilience of film-makers who have prospered during two decades' of change and turmoil; Demetrios Matheou reports from Hungary; and Sheila Johnston speaks to veteran Czech auteur Jirí Menzel. PLUS ten key films from the New Europe

Cinema of the new europe: On the road again

Non-fictional film-makers from Eastern Europe are playing with documentary conventions to tackle the legacy of their countries' communist past. By Adina Bradeanu

Cinema of the new europe: Eastern promise

What next from Romanian cinema? Nick Roddick reports from Bucharest

Cinema of the new europe: Home and away

Jerzy Skolimowski is to return to Polish cinema after a 17-year exile. It's a homecoming that promises much, says Richard Combs. PLUS Michael Brooke profiles the director

Selected reviews

#DVD review: French Documentarian Chris Marker

Tim Lucas relishes the work of French documentarian Chris Marker, the 'best-known author of unknown movies'

#Colossal Youth

Featuring the residents of a Lisbon slum, Pedro Costa's 'Colossal Youth' is a mesmeric, visually stunning portrait of a deprived community that confirms its director as one of Europe's major talents. By Jonathan Romney

Reviews in this issue:

  • The Air I Breathe
  • La Antena
  • Badland
  • Botched
  • Charlie Bartlett
  • Chemical Wedding
  • DVD review: French Documentarian Chris Marker
  • Colossal Youth
  • Dangerous Parking
  • Death Note
  • First Sunday
  • Flashbacks of a Fool
  • Fool's Gold
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Garbage Warrior
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • How She Move
  • I Served the King of England
  • In Search of a Midnight Kiss
  • Irina Palm
  • Leatherheads
  • Mongol
  • Never Back Down
  • Night Bus
  • One Missed Call
  • Outpost
  • Priceless
  • Savage Grace
  • A Secret
  • Strange Wilderness
  • Street Kings
  • Three and Out
  • Tovarisch I Am Not Dead
  • Vexille
  • The Waiting Room
  • Welcome to the Sticks
  • Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011