Tromsø, Norway. Winner of the first Critics Prize of the year: The Truffle Hunters by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw. “Luckily enough,” comments the jury, “many of the secrets of truffle hunting still remain untold at the end of this slow-paced but charming documentary… The film invites a broad audience to a heartfelt meeting with the carriers of an old lifestyle.” More
Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Dhaka Festival, run by our colleague Ahmed Musztaba Zamal, offers the opportunity to see the recent films made in the country – a constantly increasing number. Among the entries to the “Bangladeshi Panorama”, our jury liked most a romantic drama, Incomplete Breath, the first long feature by Masud Hasan Ujjal. More
Terry Gilliam and Cristi Puiu will receive the FIPRESCI Platinum Award at the Sofia Film Festival. More
Berlin. At the Berlinale (March (1-5) the critics jury will as always present four prizes, to films in different sections. Details
Talent Press 2021. Eight up-and-coming film critics and journalists from around the globe take part in the “Talent Press” workshop at Berlinale. They will report daily (this time online), see their texts here.
Cannes. The festival has been postponed from its traditional May date to July 6 – 17. See
Critics Awards 2020. Several Critics Associations announced their favorites for 2020. More
American Critics Attack “Variety”. American Critics wish to register “our alarm at Variety’s shabby treatment of our colleague Dennis Harvey”, referring to Harvey’s review of Promising Young Woman. The critics call it appalling that Variety did not support its writer. See the statement