The Magic of The Bathtub in Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

  Beasts of the Southern Wild is a magical-realist fable of the Bathtub; a fictional bayou locale where six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father Wink (Dwight Henry) in desperate poverty and abandonment. Located on the wrong side of the levees, the community are under threat by rising sea-levels, biblical deluges and ancient aurochs. The […]

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The subservience of humanity to the environment in Meek’s Cuttoff (2010) dir. Kelly Reichardt

Here is the first instalment in a series of short film reviews that reflects on directors who have been brave enough to film in the most hostile of locations. It is 1845, the early days of the Oregon Trail, and three emigrant families must pass the Cascade Mountains in search of fertile land in the west. Despite […]

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BFF Press Launch

Barnes Film Festival was officially launched last week at a lavish breakfast event at the Olympic Cinema. Both our director Samuel Cullis and filmmaker Yoni Ben Haim  were interviewed on London Live, and the Mayor of Richmond gave a speech. Our new website is now live at BarnesFilmFestival.com, where you can book for workshops and screenings, […]

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