June 2012

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#Tangerine dreams: Yto Barrada

Moroccan artist Yto Barrada tells Ian Francis about her double life running a renovated Tangier cinema

#Lost and found: Under the Bridges

Though shot in Germany in 1944, Helmut Käutner’s Under the Bridges defiantly avoids any reference to Nazism. By Philip Kemp

Cover feature: An island of his own

Set on an island off the coast of the US in the mid-60s, on the eve of that decade’s upheavals, Moonrise Kingdom is the latest of the self-contained worlds created by Wes Anderson. Nick Pinkerton talks to the director

Gone with the wind

The Turin Horse is the last testament of the legendarily uncompromising Hungarian auteur Béla Tarr. He talks to Jonathan Romney

PLUS Geoffrey Macnab on the battle for the soul of Hungarian film

PLUS Turin Horse DP Fred Kelemen analyses his remarkable collaboration with the director

On the side of the angels

In a unique long-term collaboration, Paul Laverty has now written ten features for director Ken Loach. Thomas Dawson talks to the writer on the set of The Angels’ Share

Travelling light

Jean-Claude Carrière is famed above all for his six-film collaboration with Luis Buñuel. The veteran French screenwriter discusses the secrets of his craft with Nick James

Life expectancy

Bertrand Tavernier’s 1980 sci-fi one-off Death Watch anticipated reality TV, and showed Glasgow as never before. He talks to Pasquale Iannone

Spring awakening

A year on from the Arab Spring, Ali Jaafar examines the implications of political change for the new generation of filmmakers emerging in the Middle East


In our countdown to September’s ‘Greatest Films of All Time’ poll, Michael Atkinson anatomises critical obsession with the ‘top ten’

The early life of Colonel Blimp

As a new digital print restores Powell and Pressburger’s The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp to its Technicolor glory, we reproduce two key artefacts from its production: a tapestry and Pressburger’s original treatment

Selected reviews

#Film of the month: Faust

Winner of the Golden Lion at last year’s Venice Film Festival, Alexander Sokurov’s retelling of the Faust legend finally arrives on these shores. But it’s not just the film’s hero who’s suffering from hubris, says Tony Rayns

#Film review: Free Men

Viewing Occupied Paris through a Muslim prism, Ismaël Ferroukhi’s muted drama is a more contemplative sort of Resistance film, says Catherine Wheatley

#Film review: She Monkeys

Lisa Aschan’s cryptic fairytale of young womanhood casts its subjects in an uncanny ambience of pale half-light and thick steam. Catherine Wheatley peers quizzically

#Film review: The Turin Horse

Hungary’s master of entropy Béla Tarr closes his own filmmaking career with a slow, stark parable of a horse on strike and the world caving in. It’s heartfelt – but a bit gloomy, says Kieron Corless

#DVD: Island of Lost Souls

The 1932 film of H.G. Wells’s Dr Moreau story is disturbing and subtextually explosive, writes Michael Atkinson

Reviews in this issue:

  • 2 Days in New York
  • American Pie: Reunion
  • The Angels’ Share
  • Arirang
  • Avengers Assemble
  • Battleship
  • Beloved
  • Café de Flore
  • Casa de mi padre
  • The Cold Light of Day
  • Elfie Hopkins
  • Even the Rain
  • Film of the month: Faust
  • Film review: Free Men
  • Free Mene Harsh Light of Day
  • Himizu
  • If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
  • Ill Manors
  • The Innkeepers
  • Lockout
  • The Lucky One
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Mitsuko Delivers
  • Monsieur Lazhar
  • The Pact
  • The Raid: Redemption
  • Red Tails
  • Safe
  • Film review: She Monkeys
  • Tales of the Night
  • Transit
  • Film review: The Turin Horse
  • Victim
  • Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • Wrath of the Titans
  • DVD: Island of Lost Souls
  • DVD feature: Michael Brooke salutes Radu Muntean’s forensic analysis of an illicit affair
  • DVD feature: Tim Lucas savours highlights from a golden age for US animation
  • DVD: La Bataille du rail
  • DVD: Black Pond
  • DVD: Braquo – Series 1
  • DVD: The John Cassavetes Collection
  • DVD: Un condamné à mort s’est échappé/A Man Escaped
  • DVD: Conversation Piece
  • DVD: Demons/Demons 2
  • DVD: Dickens on Film
  • DVD: The Golden Bowl
  • DVD: Hit!
  • DVD: I.D.
  • DVD: The Complete Humphrey Jennings Volume Two: Fires Were Started
  • DVD: The Living Wake
  • DVD: Murder Rooms
  • DVD: Films by Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • DVD: The Portuguese Nun
  • DVD: Ruggles of Red Gap
  • DVD: Tales from the Golden Age
  • Book: Henry K. Miller admires a well-researched history of the British Film Institute
  • Book: Andrew Robinson dips into a brilliant compilation of Satyajit Ray’s writing on cinema
  • Book: Maria M. Delgado surveys an ambitious study of New Argentine Cinema
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