Yesterday, November 26th, the Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci passed at the age of 77. He died yesterday morning at 7 am, in his home in Trastevere, Rome. The mortuary was arranged for today, starting at 10 am until 7 pm tonight. Numerous important figures from the Italian public scene showed up, from the colleague director Roberto Taviani, to the former Italian prime minister Walter Veltroni to the capital’s mayor Virginia Raggi. Countless fans where there as well, to pay tribute and say goodbye to the filmmaker. Respects were payed and thoughts sent from abroad as well, from the cinema to the art and the journalism industry. Here are some of them: Bertolucci wasn’t only known for his movie, though. Besides his remarkable career in cinema, he was a poet
Until January 20th, 2019 the 24-hour-long film “The Clock” by Christian Marclay will be on show at Tate Modern. The movie, which first came out in 2010, is a 24-hour-long video installation on the big screen. The aim of the director is challenging the concept of the “unreality” of time usually given by the cinema. Marclay’s artwork is made out of hundreds of movie scenes in which the current time is either told in the dialogues or showed on a clock. The time you see on screen is synchronised with real time. Achieving this outcome took years of research and montage. Time in the movies “The Clock,” for which Marclay was awarded the Golden Lion at 2011 Venice festival, is at Tate Modern for the first time. More than a movie, though, it is an actual experience. Typically, when you
Words & images: Joanne Clark | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith Independent cinemas are dotted all around London, but have you ever been to one? I spoke to the cinema manager of one of the newest (and oldest) independent cinemas in the city. Growing up, going to the cinema was something my family did fairly regularly, although it wasn't until I grew older that my love for cinema really developed. Sometimes we would go to the Genesis Cinema in Stepney, and on special occasions, we would go to the premiere Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square. I have a fond memory of watching one of the earlier Harry Potter films in the huge premiere screen, and feeling like I was somewhere particularly incredible. This summer, I spent half of my life in the cinema, watching new releases and taking adv...
Words and pictures: Marija Tomsone | Subbing: Isabella Dawe As Serbian poet and philosopher Dejan Stojanovic once said: “Absolute equals nothingness”. We are not sure this quote was the source for inspiration behind this particular exhibition, but it definitely made us think of it. The Voice of London Entertainment presents: Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Theatre Series within his collection of photographic works named Snow White. Hiroshi Sugimoto is an award-winning Japanese photographer, who has his own recognizable style. He is the creator of the catalogue made of a number of photographic series, every one of which has similar themes and features. This year Sugimoto brought his Theatre Series - a collection where he captures drive-in, abandoned and Italian opera theatres. “What’s so special abou