Watershed's Cinema Podcast for October highlights two films that are trying to make sense of Europe's recent past, but in very different ways.
Mark Cosgrove (Watershed Cinema Curator) and Tara Judah (Watershed Cinema Producer) focus on new film Utøya – a Norwegian, real-time recreation of the horrific attack by armed right-wing extremist Anders Breivik on 500 teenagers at a summer camp, that ultimately left 69 people dead. Mark and Tara discuss when is the right time for a film like this, how the film came to be and the role of film as a collective remembering.
They also talk about Dogman, a dark and sometimes humorous depiction of a contemporary Italian community on the margins, which questions what it means to be Italian today. Further highlights include two more films that loosely sit within an ongoing women on film theme – Voyageuse and Make Me Up. The former offers a beautiful and poetic look at one woman's history and the latter a candied coloured artistry that picks apart contemporary feminism and art history. And finally look out for an event that explores Nicolas Cage and wonders how he succeeds in both the world of high octane action and art cinema.
Posted on Mon 1 Oct 2018.