Zalava

Zalava (2021)

Zalava had its UK première at Glasgow Film Festival 2022 Taking place less than a year before Iran’s 1979 Revolution and named for a small village built into a steep mountainside in rural Kurdistan, Arsalan Amiri’s feature Zalava – which he co-wrote with Tahmineh Bahramalian and Ida Panahandeh –  is a film of jars, of…

Ikimono

I Live In Fear (Ikimono no kiroku) (1955)

I Live In Fear (Ikimono no kiroku) first published by Movie Gazette in 2005 In the Fifties, Japan seemed a dangerous place to live. Leaving aside its geographical susceptibility to earthquakes, just a decade earlier, with the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it had become the only country ever to have been subjected to nuclear…

Fear Itself (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow It starts (and ends) with a window. We are inside, in shadow, looking out – at a low angle, as though in a bed or on the floor – at the upper windows and roofs of the dusk- (or is it dawn-?)lit houses opposite in which, perhaps, similar people have similar…