The Nomi Song

The Nomi Song

Alright, you may never have heard of Klaus Nomi – but for a time in the New Wave undeground scene of the 1980s, he was one of the biggest cult singers around. Elke de Wit reviews an award-winning new documentary about his life

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Monster

Charlize Theron’s performance as the lesbian serial killer Aileen Wuornos has earned critical praise aplenty and bagged the award for Best Actress at this year’s Oscars, but Elke de Wit was far from impressed

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Gegen die Wand

Gegen die Wand

This downbeat tale of a (non) love story between two psychologically fragile characters took the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, and received rave reviews from critics too. Elke de Wit thinks it was worthy of all the praise

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David Caffrey

David Caffrey

Gram Parsons is one of the great forgotten stars of country music, who like so many musicians of his generation, died before his 30th birthday. Now a film has been made about his life (and death). Elke de Wit caught up with its director at the recent Berlin film festival

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Grand Theft Parsons

Grand Theft Parsons

We’ve got an exclusive pre-release review this week of Grand Theft Parsons, a buddy movie in which one buddy’s alive and the other’s a dead country-rock star. It may tell a great story – but is it any good? Elke de Wit finds out

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Wolfsburg

Most European nations seem to offer emerging directors much more opportunity than their British counterparts, and Germany is no exception. Wolfsburg is the latest film from one of their brightest hopes, Christian Petzgold, and Elke de Wit reckons he’s a name to watch

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Okay

Following on from Russia and Iceland this week comes the latest export from Danish cinema, an off-kilter drama by Jesper Westerlin Nielsen. Elke de Wit is impressed by a film which views the family from every angle

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Cherbourg Shorts 2003

Cherbourg Shorts 2003

For the last nineteen years, the Cherbourg Film Festival has dedicated itself to providing a forum for new work by young British and Irish directors. Elke de Wit reports on the short film programme at this year’s festival

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Concert For George

Concert For George

When George Harrison died earlier this year, a few of his close friends decided to put on a show in his memory. The result? One of the greatest concerts in rock and roll history. Elke de Wit reports on the film that followed

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Good Bye, Lenin!

Good Bye, Lenin!

The latest film from the German production house behind Run Lola Run! and Heidi M is a comedy set in the last days before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Elke de Wit enjoys a skilful satire of the East

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Commandante

Oliver Stone’s latest project is a documentary about the cigar-chomping Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Predictably enough, the film has caused a storm of controversy and has yet to secure international distribution. Elke de Wit caught a rare screening at the Berlin Film Festival

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