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Art & Fashion

Dasha Gushchina’s ‘Slaughterhouse-Six’ is a Bracing Balletic Response to Russia’s Descent into Fascism

With militaristic movements on a barren landscape, Dasha Gushchina discusses crafting a brutal ballet as a direct response to unthinkable monstrosities.

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Live Action, Premiere

Ramiel Petros’ Touching Student Oscar/BAFTA Drama ‘Aziz’ Takes Three Friends On a Devastating Desert Road Trip

Ramiel Petros details bringing 1980s Iraqi history vividly to life in his mournful, based on a true story short about friendship, war and grief.

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Art & Fashion

Joshua Stocker’s Thermal Dance Film ‘Entropy’ Is a Delirious Celebration of Pure Expression

We speak to Joshua Stocker about experimenting with thermal images and the after wake of writhing movements for his exciting high-energy dance film.

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Live Action

Joseph Chebatte Provides a Compelling, Rule-Breaking One-Man Monologue with Short Film ‘Mother Dearest’

Joseph Chebatte digs into the 180 rule breaks, jarring tone shifts & compelling Charles Alexander performance which underpin his gangland soliloquy short.

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Documentary

Christian Schultz’ Lyrical Documentary ‘Infinite Blue’ Creates a Unique Portrait of Life on the Margins

Christian Schultz & Oscar Ignacio Jiménez discuss the lyrical voiceover and stark monochrome photography behind their intimate depiction of homelessness.

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Live Action

Jens Josephs’ ‘A Man’s World’ Places Sergio Leone’s Aesthetic Within a Bizarre L.A. Apartment Dispute

Jens Josephs takes us inside the satisfying zippy style, over-emphasised sound design and rapid-fire dialogue of his zany western-comedy hybrid.

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Live Action

Marco Lawson’s ‘The Dinner’ Perfectly Captures the Dangerous Mix of Social Anxiety and Heavy Drinking

With dark lighting, close angles and an improvisatory feel, Marco Lawson explains how he expertly captured the awkwardness of keeping up with the in-laws.

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Live Action

David Easteal’s Intimate Transportive Commuter Epic ‘The Plains’ Shows Us How Less Can Easily Be More

David Easteal returns to DN to discuss shooting almost entirely from the back of a car for his truly transportive hybrid docu-fiction feature debut.

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Film Festival

Ten Fantastic Shorts From Sheffield Doc/Fest 2022

We've highlighted a selection of 10 standouts from Sheffield Doc/Fest's potent, thought-provoking and confrontational 2022 shorts programme.

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Music

Ben Galster’s Crafts an Immersive One-Shot Experience for Marie Bothmer in ‘Kugelsicher’

Using epic anamorphic lenses and flowing Steadicam movements, Ben Galster takes DN inside the precise planning of his thrilling one-shot music video.

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Live Action, Premiere

Gregory Foltynowicz’s Arthouse Film ‘Lachesis’ Piercingly Ponders If We Can Control our Own Future

With Academy Ratio, stark black-and-white images and high-contrast camerawork, Gregory Foltynowicz explores the inevitability of fate.

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Animation, Film Festival

Ten Stellar Short Films from the 2022 Annecy International Animation Festival

Annecy's 2022 short film competition provided a great mix of hybrid, experimental and crowd-pleasing shorts, see which 10 made our list of favourites.

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