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Susanne Bier

In Conversation with Susanne Bier

Missy Molloy, Mimi Nielsen and Meryl Shriver-Rice caught-up with Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winning writer and director Susanne Bier, as research for their recently published book ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier. The full interview is…

British Women Amateur Filmmakers

British Women Amateur Filmmakers

Our book examines how and where women made and showed their films; and what those experiences reveal about the women holding the cameras and the profoundly changing twentieth century world they captured on film. Whether teachers, homemakers, unmarried, middle or…

A history of American horror film in 10 images

In his new book, The Birth of the American Horror Film, Gary D. Rhodes delves into the archives to focus on 10 key horror genres prominent in American cinema between 1895 and 1915. From ghosts and witches to mad scientists…


Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust

Journey to Poland: Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust is about the journeys undertaken by survivors, members of the postgeneration, and filmmakers to the places where the Jews lived before the war and to the places where they were murdered. This…

Class and Feeling in the Films of Jia Zhangke

Class and Feeling in the Films of Jia Zhangke

In 2008, I saw Jia Zhangke’s film Still Life, and it changed my life. I had never seen a film that had affected me so intensely and knew that, after that moment, I needed to research this director and his films further. What impacted me the most about Jia’s films were their emotional and affective qualities, and how they evoked feelings that lingered long after the films had ended.
Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Women’s Cinema as Genre Cinema

An extract from the introduction of Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers By Katarzyna Paszkiewicz   I don’t think I’ve read the words women and film and feminism in the same sentence as much in the last few months since…

James Benning's Environments

James Benning: A Cinema of Our Times

In James Benning’s film Concord Woods (2014), we watch a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s famous cabin at Walden Pond. The cabin is first shown during the summer solstice, graced by the golden sunlight. The shot lingers for sixty minutes…