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Cornwall Film Festival 2012

The 2012 Cornwall Film Festival kicked off in style with a Gala Screening of Michael Haneke’s poignant Amour (2012), setting the bar for the rest of the festival. This year the festival was extended from three days to four and showcased…

The New York Film Festival 2012

The experience of attending the press and industry screenings of the 50th NYFF at Lincoln Center was clubby and collegial, and this was my eighth consecutive year, though some of my colleagues have attended all fifty. It's all in the Walter…

Barbara (2012)

The feeling of repression There's a lot going on under the surface in Christian Petzold's slow-burning Barbara, the story of a woman doctor banished from Berlin to the provinces in 1980 East Germany. This winner of several important…

Barbara (2012)

It’s 1980 in the East German provinces and Barbara (magnificently played by Nina Hoss), a doctor, is beginning work at a new hospital. It transpires she has been transferred as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR. Another…