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The space between the words

A quote from the Spring 2014 edition of Jewish Quarterly summarises what I have been trying to achieve with my film: “Omission from a narrative does not necessitate absence of awareness. Gabriel Josipovici, in The Singer on the Shore, describes some … Continue reading

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Released

  The film is out there – at the the Curzon Mayfair and the Barbican plus a bunch of cinemas in Ireland and a smattering in the UK. And it’s been reviewed, giving lie to the age old saw: There … Continue reading

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Buried at Sea?

OK so now the time approacheth. The critics have rolled their sleeves up and the gloves are off. My film has its modest release on April 18th at the Curzon Mayfair and Barbican in London, the IFI and various others … Continue reading

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the art of illustration

Scorsese’s latest, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, has an intensity and a fluency that is dazzling and kept me hooked for the full three hours. Here is the eye of the storm of corruption with a rudderless Captain Ahab (the … Continue reading

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Freelance

The Sunday papers were especially good this week. We made a rare foray into The Sunday Times as well as The Observer, mad, bourgeois devils that we are: A.A.Gill in the Times hits the spot, focusing on how, not what … Continue reading

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How other is “other”?

In the scramble to hail Israeli director, Rama Burshtein’s FILL THE VOID as a quiet and elegant success, a new look at the closed world of Charedi Judaism, a world of great “otherness”, and in particular the thorny issue of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a quick film round up

It’s been a while. I’ve been hunkering down and getting attuned to the long wait before THE SEA’S release next April. Will I, too, be released? I’m reading a lot and, of course, watching movies: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR, … Continue reading

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reflection

Stephen Frears’ PHILOMENA is a beautifully crafted film with a superb script. Steve Coogan has made the tale of searching for a lost child into a complex exploration of forgiveness. Both he and Judi Dench get my Oscar. Since I’ve … Continue reading

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Dinard: the end of the affair

This has been a long summer of film festivals for me and my film. Is the world ready for THE SEA? Well, the audiences have been unfailingly receptive and even warm, but I am in no doubt that I’m in … Continue reading

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Dinard

It’s Friday so it must be the Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard, where THE SEA is one of six films in competition. The Chair of the judges is the legendary Eric Cantona, but apparently we’re not allowed to talk … Continue reading

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