FILM DIARY: Planete Doc Review 2010

Reviewing every single film I watch is a bit impractical time-wise (and this has been on my mind for a long time now despite appearances ;-P). The reason I keep doing it is that I like having a record of what I watched and how I felt about it.
I’ve finally decided that while I want [...]

How the media can effect justice (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired reviewed)

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (USA/UK, 2008)
Seen: Saturday, 16th May 2009 (cinema, Planete Doc Review)
Runtime: 99′
Director: Marina Zenovich
Production House: Antidote Films, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Graceful Pictures
Plot: (from imdb)
Marina Zenovich’s new documentary examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary director Roman Polanski’s sudden flight from the United States.
Opening Scene

Impressions In [...]

The sad fate of people and monkeys in Abkhazia (De verloren kolonie review)

De verloren kolonie (Netherlands, 2008)
Seen: Wednesday, 13th May 2009 (cinema, Planete Doc Review)
Runtime: 70′
Director: Astrid Bussink
Production House: Zeppers Film en TV BV, NPS Television
Plot: A documentary about the first Primate Research Centre in the world, which happens to be in Abkhazia. It has a very glorious past - it is, for example, where the [...]

The miscommunications between Poles and Afghans (Latawce reviewed)

Latawce (Poland, 2007)
Seen: Wednesday, 13th May 2009 (cinema, Planete Doc Review)
Runtime: 80′
Director: Beata Dzianowicz
Production House: TVP, Eureka Media
Plot: The makers of the film organize a documentary film course in a Kabul art school. What kind of films will the students come up with?
Haven’t found any sort of clips of this on-line, sorry.
Impressions In Short
The film [...]

What is Afghanistan like today? (Afghan Star reviewed)

Afghan Star (UK, 2009)
Seen: Friday, 8th May 2009 (cinema, Planete Doc Review)
Runtime: 87′
Director: Havana Marking
Production House: Aria Productions, Roast Beef Productions, Redstart Media
Plot: A look at today’s Afghanistan through the Afghan version of “Pop Idol”.

Impressions In Short
Probably the best film I’ve seen in terms of showing what life in today’s Afghanistan is like. It’s [...]