A pokolenie now?
Mariusz Front's Portret podwójny (Double Portrait, 2001)
The word pokolenie (generation) invariably pops up in discussions of recent Polish film, particularly Portret podwójny. Andrew James Horton asks if Front's debut succeeds in capturing the spirit of this generation that everyone seems to be after.
Cut the blabber
György Pálfi's Hukkle (2002)
Pálfi is a man distinctly unimpressed with the verbose screenplays of most films. His debut responds to this by being completely without dialogue. Andrew James Horton looks at this festival hit.
War, what is it good for?
Voina (War, 2002)
Cult Russian director Balabanov's Voina is likely to have a parallel existence—revered as a tribute to the late actor Sergei Bodrov Jr and despised as a piece of nationalist, warmongering propaganda. Andrew James Horton unravels the film.