Memory box – Berlinale review

Maia lives in Montreal with her teenage daughter Alex. On Christmas Eve, Maia receives a box containing the journals, tapes and photos that she had entrusted to her best friend when she left Lebanon. She refuses to open this Pandora’s box but Alex, who is stuck at home due to a snowstorm, cannot resist the temptation to secretly go through […]

Introducing Silver Screen Log

This is a film blog, but it’s also like therapy for me. Film was always my passion, from the time that I was growing up in a small island that had no cinema at the time I was 12, making me so disappointed. After a decade of, one of the biggest sites for cinema in Greece, I decided the […]

Azor – Berlinale Panorama Review

Swiss private banker Yvan De Wiel travels with his wife Inés to Buenos Aires in the midst of the military dictatorship. He is searching for his partner René Keys who was in charge of maintaining relations with wealthy Argentinean clients and has mysteriously disappeared. De Wiel encounters a decadent society of landowners, the newly rich, heiresses, aristocrats, army officials, fixers […]

Dubbing or killing a piece of art

Wikipedia: “Dubbing is the post-production process of recording and replacing voices on a motion picture or television soundtrack subsequent to the original shooting. The term most commonly refers to the substitution of the voices of the actors shown on the screen by those of different performers, who may be speaking a different language. The procedure was sometimes practiced in musicals […]


Blue sky, a boy looks at it with hope and innocence in his face and Coldplay are signing: “Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.” This is how the best film of this year’s Berlinale starts. Like a dream. In the next almost three hours we will see the little Mason growing up, seeing his and his parent’s […]

Stanley Kubrick explains why life is worth living

Stanley Kubrick was never the director we would think answering existential questions in his films. In 1968 though, he was asked on an interview why life is worth living, giving a really interesting answer that inspired Gavin Aung Than to make a comic about that specific answer using Kubrick’s films.  Kubrick said that life has not meaning, that’s why anyone […]

Xenia-Cannes 2014: Interview with the director Panos X. Koutras and the two leading actors

On the 7th day of the 67th festival of Cannes Jannis Patlakas and Maro Kakosimou discussed with the director of the film “Xenia”, Panos X. Koutras and the two young leading actors Nikos Gelia and Costas Nikouli. We had a conversation about the movie and the treated issues, such as racism, xenophobia, homophobia. Problems that thousands of people in Greece […]

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (Cannes review) – the documentary on the Syrian civil war in Cannes

We are in only the second day of the Cannes Film Festival, but I am sure that there will not be another movie, so socking as Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, the documentary for the (on-going) Syrian civil war. The documentary by Usama Muhammad and Wiam Simav Bedirxan, is not a creaton of its directors literally speaking. As one can see […]

Share on Social Media