News

2022

December

Recent and upcoming projects

More information on my graphic novel set in Iraq (a very slow project because I had to teach myself to draw) and a written book, available here soon. These books carry on the thread that I took up with Border

My votes for the Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time Poll 2022

Every decade ‘Sight & Sound’ magazine contacts film directors and critics around the world and asks them to vote for the 10 greatest films of all time or their 10 favourite films

Here are my votes for 2022 (in no particular order)

Tokyo Story – Yasujiro Ozu (1953)
Sansho Dayu – Kenji Mizoguchi (1954)
Spirit of the Beehive – Victor Erice (1973)
Roma città aperta – Roberto Rossellini (1945)
The Passion of Joan of Arc – Carl Theodor Dreyer (1928)
Close-up – Abbas Kiarostami (1990)
Au Hasard Balthazar – Robert Bresson (1966)
Mirror – Andrei Tarkovsky (1975)
Spring in a Small town – Fei Mu (1948)
Chile, la memoria obstinada – Patricio Guzman (1997)

All films are available on DVD, except to my knowledge, Chile, la memoria obstinada (Chile, Obstinate Memory) which is not sold separately but as an extra on the DVD ‘Salvador Allende: un film de Patricio Guzman” by EditionsMontparnasse, Paris or in the box set by Icarus Films, NY

In December the results of the poll were announced: 2022 Sight & Sound Poll of the Greatest Films of All Time

You can find my votes for the 2012 poll here

Recently published Articles or Book Extracts about my films

Artivismo: Arte, politica, impegno
Vincenzo Trione, Artivismo: Arte, politica, impegno p.71-72 (publ EINAUDI, Italy 2022)

and in English translation Artivism: Art, Politics, Commitment

VISUAL GAPS. LOW DEFINITION FOR AN ETHICS OF BEARING WITNESS I. Low Definition and Testimonial Image : The Visual Gap as Strategy of Authentication
Cecilia Bima, translated from the Italian by Marguerite Shore

VISUAL GAPS. LOW DEFINITION FOR AN ETHICS OF BEARING WITNESS II. ZONE (1995): An Exercise in Unlearning to ‘Re-arm the Eyes’
Cecilia Bima, translated from the Italian by Marguerite Shore

VISUAL GAPS. LOW DEFINITION FOR AN ETHICS OF BEARING WITNESS III. CARGO (2001): Distance and Gap, Places of Production of the Perceivable
Cecilia Bima, translated from the Italian by Marguerite Shore

VISUAL GAPS. LOW DEFINITION FOR AN ETHICS OF BEARING WITNESS IV. BORDER (2002): Light, Flares and Political Subjects
Cecilia Bima, translated from the Italian by Marguerite Shore

VISUAL GAPS. LOW DEFINITION FOR AN ETHICS OF BEARING WITNESS. Conclusions: Three Paradigmatic Examples For an Aesthetic of Opacity
Cecilia Bima, translated from the Italian by Marguerite Shore

Georges Didi-Huberman and Film: The Politics of the Image.
Alison Smith, Georges Didi-Huberman and Film: The Politics of the Image. Chapter 4 Anachronism, Survival and Filmic Fireflies, (publ. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020).

Between crossing and darkness: notes on (im)migrant specters in Border
Ricardo Lessa Filho and Frederico Vieira, LOGOS 52 VOL 27 N 01 DOSSIÊ INSTABILIDADE E CONFLITO DAS/NAS IMAGENS, Brazil, 2019. (Translated from the Portuguese).

Accidents of Material and Chance: A Conversation with Laura Waddington by Pamela Cohn
Pamela Cohn, Non Fiction Journal Issue 01: Power, UK, 2020.