Demetrios Matheou

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Demetrios Matheou



Friday, January 10th, 2020

Best films of the 2010s

With Owen Richards The 2010s was a rich, rewarding decade for cinema. Filmmakers responded to a wealth of material – political and social turmoil, economic crisis, the rise of social media – while also contending with demands on their own industry for greater diversity and the growing threat, or opportunity posed by the powerful streaming

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Lucrecia Martel

The Argentine director's singular career

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Ingmar Bergman

The celebrated director's enduring legacy

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The Arts Desk at Bergman Week

Every summer holidaymakers and film buffs are jointly cast in an inimitable celebration of one of cinema’s master directors

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Six of the Best… Brazilian films

As the Olympics kick off in Rio, a selection of Brazil's best films reveal the reality beneath the country's determinedly upbeat image

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)

As Trainspotting celebrates its 20th anniversary, Danny Boyle and his original cast are preparing a new dose of Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes talks 'A Life in Pictures' at BAFTA

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Panama Film Festival, 2014

WITH its third edition, which concluded on Wednesday, the Panama International Film Festival continued the year-on-year growth that is turning it into one of the region’s most important showcases for Ibero-American cinema. For the first time this...

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Cine Chile, Glasgow Film Festival

JUST 10 years ago, the idea of having a film festival strand focussed on contemporary Chilean cinema would have seemed like an affectation. There was nothing. The film scene in the South American country was as arid...

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Oscars: casting a vote for political films

An Oscar nomination for a political film is like a spoilt ballot paper – redundant. Can 2013 buck the trend? AN intriguing aspect of this year’s battle for Oscar has been the early assurance with which pundits...

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Coming down from the favelas

PRIZES at film festivals rarely have as much significance as the Golden Bear won in Berlin in 1998, by Walter Salles’s Central Station. The success of Salles’s bitter-sweet road movie wasn’t just a personal victory; it literally...

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Germany after the Wall, Glasgow Film Festival

I STILL have a vivid memory of when I first saw Run Lola Run, in 1998. The film, which follows a young woman’s race to find 100,000 deutschmarks before her boyfriend does something stupid, was a whirlwind...