The Robber (Der Räuber)

The Robber (Der Räuber) Germany (2010) Dir. Benjamin Heisenberg Why do people run? To stay fit? The joy of being outdoors? The sake of competition and the glory of holding significant wins or record times? If it is the latter, the handsome prize money top-level athletes can earn along with endorsement deals would be a … Continue reading The Robber (Der Räuber)

Stations Of The Cross (Kreuzweg)

Stations Of The Cross (Kreuzweg) Germany (2014) Dir. Dietrich Brüggemann Religion is a tricky subject for any filmmaker to tackle, regardless of their views or intentions behind it, with readymade opposition waiting to jump on it for the slightest reason. As an atheist it is also hard to watch such a film with some objectivity … Continue reading Stations Of The Cross (Kreuzweg)

Dog Days (Hundstage)

Dog Days (Hundstage) Austria (2001) Dir. Ulrich Seidl Having recently seen Austrian provocateur Ulrich Seidl’s other works, including his sublime Paradise trilogy, I was somewhat prepared to explore his controversial feature debut - at least I thought I was. Having graduated from making documentaries, which also caused some concern among the more sensitive audiences, Seidl … Continue reading Dog Days (Hundstage)