Director: Peter von Bagh
"Peter von Bagh carves a forceful, fastmoving, often melancholic but frequently funny essay about cinema as the essence of the 20th century. " - Film Comment
Peter von Bagh is a filmmaker, film historian and director of the Midnight Sun Film Festival. Sodankylä Forever is von Bagh's tribute to the force and legacy of cinema, which see him assemble over 20 years of interviews with luminaries such as Milos Forman, Jacques Demy, Samuel Fuller, Michael Powell, Abbas Kiarostami and Monte Hellman. These legends of cinema talk about their influences, censorship and, of course, their love for film.
D/S Peter von Bagh P Ilkka Mertsola, Mark Lwoff WS Nosferatu Oy L English, Finnish, Russian w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2010
Screens with The Last Interview by Dennis Tupicoff, in which the world's first media interview, shot in Paris in 1886, finally comes to life. Narrated by Agnès Varda.
D/S Dennis Tupicoff P Fiona Cochrane, Dennis Tupicoff L English, French w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2011
Sex, power, high ideals and cut-throat enemies collide in this engaging untangling of a very American scandal. ... As New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted the crimes of America's… More »
"I am the messiah of women! I am more powerful than the police!" - Sampat Pal ... Meet the Gulabi Gang, a group of women dressed in defiantly pink saris, railing against India's patriarchal caste sys… More »
Sex, crime, religion and flavoured lube - the interview subject of Errol Morris's new documentary possess a personality as outrageous as the story she tells. ... Joyce McKinney was just an ordinary, … More »
Cinematic legend Werner Herzog presents an astonishing glimpse of our prehistoric forebears. ... Kudos to Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, MIFF 2008; Grizzly Man) for achieving the impossi… More »
"Few antiwar films register with the disturbing immediacy and visceral terror of Tears of Gaza." - Variety ... Documenting the human impact of the 2008 - 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military,… More »