We Are One, Life Streaming into Cinema, by Elena Furlanetto

    When in early March even Germany gave up its nonchalance and finally enforced safety measures against COVID 19, such as domestic seclusion, face masks, and the closing of public spaces, I confess cinema wasn’t my first concern. It became one a few days later, when I realized that the movie theatre around the corner had not changed its posters in weeks. With closed-down … Continue reading We Are One, Life Streaming into Cinema, by Elena Furlanetto

Koreans Do It Better: The Academy honors South Korean cinema in Western clothes, by Elena Furlanetto

After watching Parasite, my mother texted: “If it had been and American movie, it would have been much more violent.”1 My thoughts went back to Oldboy, Park Chan-wook’s unmatched 2003 cult, where Choi Min-sik pulls someone’s teeth out with a crowbar, and I thought that was highly suspicious – just as suspicious as my mother thinking that in a film there is margin for more … Continue reading Koreans Do It Better: The Academy honors South Korean cinema in Western clothes, by Elena Furlanetto