Unsane (2018), an inventive self-referential film examines the increasingly global proliferation of for-profit mental health care and personal digital media, and confuses film critics.
Daniel Tkatch pursues a doctoral research in phenomenology and philosophy of psychiatry at KU Leuven and works as a psychoanalytical counsellor in Brussels. Winner of the German-Polish Journalism Award in 2014, he occasionally covers new developments in cinema.
How does the younger generation of EU experts see the current state of the Union and its future? A report from a panel discussion at the University of Wrocław
Two Bear-winning films explore the austerity of modern life and the suppression of the animal side of human nature.
What should be the role of an international film festival in these confusing and insecure times? Berlin’s recipe for addressing contemporary challenges
If you’ve ever wondered what post-postmodernism might look like, 2016 gives you a pretty damn good idea.
On the role of engaged art in an increasingly globalized world and old and new Jerusalems. An interview with the Nazareth-born filmmaker Elia Suleiman (1960), President of the Jury at this year’s, 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival.
Would the British vote to leave the EU had there been a pan-European public sphere? Would nationalist and populist arguments have the same appeal in Britain and other European countries? An interview with the realists behind Politix EU
Containing terror with security measures only goes so far.
An article with the same title as this one was published in the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s English-language daily a day after the terrorist attacks in Brussels. The author, Yossi Melman, describes the attacks as “the result of years of negligence” and “a colossal security and intelligence failure.” According to Melman, Europe missed the opportunity to profit from Israel’s security-related know-how. The author is both right and wrong.
Udi Aloni’s new feature film, the winner of this year’s Berlinale Panorama Audience Award, is one of two Israeli films at the festival having the word “junction” in their title. Can one see this as a sign that Israel is standing at an important crossroads in its history? Katoikos.eu spoke to the director and the Palestinian leading actor, Samar Qupty.