The ad that failed
The making and uses of
Géza Bereményi's A Hídember
(The Bridgeman, 2002)
Was the patriotic and government-financed A Hídember a failed attempt by the then ruling right-wing party to get it through the elections? Felicitas Becker looks at the film and its exploitation.
A high between two lows?
The 2002 Diagonale festival
Even though Austrian cinema is basking in Michael Haneke's success, there is still pessimism in the industry. Herbert Krill reports from the country's showcase of national film.
How much for your soul?
Dimitar Petkov's Opashkata na diavola (The Devil's Tail, 2001)
Opashkata na diavola is considered one of the most beautiful Bulgarian films of the post-1989 age. Irina Ivanova discusses this work that looks at modern life in a "normal way."
A closet full of brutality
Volker Schlöndorff's Der Junge Törless (Young Torless, 1966)
Volker Schlöndorff's debut examines the origins of fascism by focusing on the sadistic and homo-erotic bullying in a boys military academy. Christopher Dietrich looks back at this charged classic.