Screening Europe

  • New German Cinema: focused on Germany?

    December 6, 2019 by

    Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire (1987) is at its simplest level, a film set in Berlin where immortal angels coexist alongside humans, passively watching and comforting those who are distressed. However, through his use of the visuals in the film and more importantly his use of colour and lack of, Wender is able to communicate… Read more

  • The Devil’s Backbone: More Fantasy than Fact?

    April 23, 2020 by

    Guillermo Del Toro’s 2001 The Devils Backbone takes place in 1939, the final year of the Spanish civil war and follows Carlos, a 12 year old boy, left at an orphanage after his republican father’s death in the ongoing war against the fascists. We soon find out that the orphanage is haunted by the ghost… Read more

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