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Slow Criticism 2012: Introduction

For this year's edition of the Slow Criticism Project we have invented a game. It is called The Other Side(s) of the World and includes a lot of cinephile Wanderlust and cybernetic travel schedules. With the kind assistance of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (that made the films available trough a preview stream) we have assembled a dossier with reviews of most of the premieres in the Bright Future section.
Playing along were film critics from all over the world who embarked on a virtual journey to see a film that came from a country or film culture that was as far from their current location as possible. Or was it?
Of course there was a lot of unintentional cheating going on: The critic from Turkey happened to be living in Spain, the colleague from Brooklyn had just moved to Berlin, and others created their own time zones and antipodes. There were some delays, missed flights and people that disappeared from the radar all together. The Other Side(s) of the World serves as an alternative travel guide. Notions of cinema and travel, encounters with the familiar and the unknown, culture shocks and an uncanny sense of proximity, travelled over exploded railroads and impossible bridges, crossed the seas of time only to arrive at the endless shores of the mysterious and strange. We have collected some truly edgy and empathetic texts. They are living proof for the cinephile gift to be far away and close at the same time. Somehow it made this whole adventure an extremely personal and political one too. A critical need in these polarizing times.

Dana Linssen, editor in chief of de Filmkrant, checked in from Amsterdam and will travel to the International Film Festival Rotterdam by train.

See all Slow Criticism 2012 articles here.

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Artikelen
Slow Criticism 2012: Introduction
De beste films van 2011 Snelheidsduivel, stotterkoning en stomme filmster
International Film Festival Rotterdam Festivalcrashen voor 50 euro?

Interviews
Delphine & Muriel Coulin over 17 Filles Het mysterie van de zeventien meisjes
Steve McQueen over Shame 'Ik ben extreem meedogen­loos'
Oliver Hermanus over Skoonheid Dodelijke begeerte
Christophe Van Rompaey over Lena Een Gentenaar in Rotterdam
Fow Pyng Hu over Nick De onmacht van de schreeuwende gek
Arne Toonen over Black Out 'Als een maffiabaas deodorant in schoenen staat te spuiten, dan wordt het interessant'
Mia Hansen-Løve over Un amour de jeunesse De openbaring
Angelina Jolie over In the Land of Blood and Honey 'Het gebeurde onder onze ogen!'

Rubrieken
Redactioneel
FilmKort
FilmSterren
FilmThuis
Sanne in Wonderland
A girl & a gun
Zwarte gaten Tallulah Schwab zag eindelijk Brutti, sporchi e cattivi
Spotlight Emma Levie
Teddy Cherim Pinguin-tattoo
FilmBoeken Blogposts
Ebele Wybenga (Upload Cinema) Product placement
FilmSlot: Auteursrecht Gloeiend heet Hangijzer
World Wide Angle (NL) De kaars en het scherm
Actie!
Evenementen (Focus)


Recensies
17 Filles Babygek
Abrir puertas y ventanas Bakermat
Alles van waarde Wij, Bromet
Un amour de jeunesse Liefde is de drug
Black Out 'Cocainez' en de kletsmajoors
The Descendants Aloha shirts en midlife crises
De goede dood Gekibbel
Le Havre Kaurismäki's Franse sprookje
Hugo 'Uit dromenstof zijn wij gemaakt'
In the Land of Blood and Honey Liefde in tijden van genocide
Lena Grimmig portret van stugge jonge vrouw
Nick Ongrijpbaar
Shame Onbarmhartig naakt
Skoonheid Erotomaan in Bloemfontein
Tony 10 De hijskraan en de goudvis
War Horse Paardentranen
Een weekje weg Lekker verdwalen
Zombibi Polder­zombies