War Tag Archive

Art & Fashion, Premiere

Liliya Syvytska Traverses the Emotional Stages of War Displacement in Her Stunning Experimental Dance Film ‘ROOTS’

Liliya Syvytska unpacks how her team achieved the astonishing black and white cinematography and striking symbolic choreography of her movement-based short.

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Animation

Kevin Staake’s Space-Set Drama ‘Noah’s Belt’ Finds Prisoners of Opposed Warring Nations Sharing a Cell

Kevin Staake opens up about his synergistic process with actors during the performance capture stage of his Unreal Engine, flag or friend loyalty short.

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Music, Premiere

Daria Geller’s ‘Everybody Knows’ Updates a Leonard Cohen Classic for Today’s Era of Russian Aggression

Daria Geller talks to us about counting the tragic cost of Russian complacency through warm 16mm, striking group scenes and a smart Leonard Cohen cover.

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Live Action

Jo Ingabire Moys’ BAFTA Nominated ‘Bazigaga’ Spotlights the Unsung Witch Who Saved 100s During the Rwandan Genocide

Director Jo Ingabire Moys talks to DN about crafting terrifying moments of silence in her tension-filled BAFTA nominated short about the Rwandan genocide.

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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

Andzej Gavriss Reveals the Untold Story of PTSD in His Powerful Ukraine Refugee Short ‘Uprooted’

Andzej Gavriss describes how he channelled the devastating stories and experiences of Ukrainian refugees into his powerful campaign film.

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Documentary

Matthew Harmer Debates the Morality of Autonomous Weaponry in Insightful Social Study Doc ‘Immoral Code’

Matthew Harmer tells DN how he visually placed emphasis on the value of human decision making in his short documentary about AI weaponry.

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Music

Slow Cinema Meets Rap Music in Krzysztof Skonieczny’s Brutally Compelling Tektonika Project ‘Peru48’

Krzysztof Skonieczny talks through deploying flowing Steadicam shots and black & white cinematography in a bleak evocation of a man's personal purgatory.

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Live Action

Guido Acampa Aligns the Fragility of Human Relationships Against an Ominous Backdrop of War in ‘Inner Front.’

We talk to first time feature director Guido Acampa about working with a dog pack, location as character and leaving an audience with questions.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Past Never Leaves You in Mahyar Mandegar’s Melancholic Modern Fairytale ‘White Winged Horse’

Mahyar Mandegar discusses colliding fantasy and reality within floating Russian-inspired long takes for his Iranian war childhood fable short.

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Animation

The Absurdity of War is Gorgeously Rendered in David Zamorano’s Captivating Isolation Animation ‘Senseless’

With blocky colours, sharp-lines and an Eastern Bloc-inspired aesthetic, David Zamorano explores the futility of serving your country.

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Live Action

Murad Abu Eisheh Captures a Childlike Perspective of War with Student Oscar Winner ‘Tala’vision’

Murad Abu Eisheh reveals how he protected his child star from the difficult message of his war-torn coming-of-age short while hewing to her perspective.

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