Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including coronavirus-safe red carpets, how to get the real cinema experience in your own home and the online retrospective of American independent filmmaker Mark Rappaport from the Munich Film Museum. She also gives us the week's film picks, including Romanian director Anca Damian's "Marona's Fantastic Tale" and Irish director Lorcan Finnegan's dystopian oddity "Vivarium."
With 6,000 cinemas closed, 200 film shoots stopped in March, more than €150 million already lost and more than half of the population signed up to a streaming service, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the effect of the coronavirus on the French film industry. They also talk about the revival of the drive-in in these social distancing times and the release of Terrence Mallick's "A Hidden Life" on VOD.
A Nigerian journalist took to Twitter to recount how she was denied access to the National Assembly on Monday while trying to cover the public hearing on the controversial Social Media Bill because of her outfit.
Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) had its global premiere last Monday at a sold-out CinemaxX at the just-concluded Berlin International Film Festival. Directed by the Esiri brothers, Arie and Ochuko, the GDN Studios-presented film also had three equally sold-out subsequent screenings over the course of the Berlinale. Here is a cross-section of views from those who were lucky enough to purchase a ticket to view the highly-rated Nigerian film.
Directors say Eyimofe will make you feel like you were actually in Lagos Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) is enjoying a good run at the Berlin International Film Festival, with tickets sold out for the first two nights of screening. Deutsche Welle’s Eddy Micah Jr had the directors of the highly-rated Nigerian film, twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri, on News Africa where the siblings, amongst other things, talked about how Eyimofe will make audiences feel like they actually travelled to Lagos and experienced the day-to-day life of residents of Africa’s most populous city.
With Dawn of Thunder set for release in 2020, Nigeria could get its first animated feature highlighting the growth in the country's animation industry. Funding and manpower are major challenges but animation studios continue to produce animated projects despite different disappointments.
Brazilian film director Jorge Bodanzky exposes the Amazon's massive mercury contamination from gold mining in his new film: 'Amazon, the new Minamata?'. He previewed his work at an environmental conference in Oxford which was attended by indigenous leaders from Brazil.