Berlinale 2015: The Seventh Fire

At a festival attended by non-fiction luminaries Werner Herzog, Marcel Ophüls and Joshua Oppenheimer, a new name has emerged with a work demonstrating the power and humanity for which they are known. Jack Pettibone Riccobono’s The Seventh Fire is that most engaging kind of documentary, one that takes a personal, real story and exhibits the…

Berlinale 2015: 14+

Film festivals: crazy, fast-paced fun for the first few days, but by weekend two everyone has gone, either physically or mentally. With fifty viewings (Fifty Screens Of Grey) across two festivals and three weeks, and a notably dark tone to many Berlin offerings, I was suffering by the time I got to Andrei Zaitsev’s 14+….