Pordenone, from afar

9th October 2016

I wish, I wish I had been in Pordenone for the 35th edition of that northern Italian town's Silent Film Festival. I have been on several occasions in the past, and the event's intense week of screenings combined with Italian more

In the Kingdom of Shadows

11th October 2012

Last night I was in the Kingdom of Shadows. If you only knew how strange it is to be there. So begins Maxim Gorky's famous description of watching a film in July 1896. The whole experience of being at the Silent more

Planning for Podenone

2nd October 2012

So I'm excited. Over the weekend I booked my flight, and today I have confirmed my hotel reservation. This time next week I'll be in Pordenone for the best part of a week of early and silent cinema. Which to more

A feast of Annas

27th September 2012

I know I am coming late to this, but tonight I am off to the Clapham Picturehouse to see Joe Wright's Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley (above). Despite the so-so reviews, I am intrigued to see how the more