Maria van Dijk is a film journalist who lectured for five years at the University of North London, where she completed a doctorate in film studies in 2000. Her thesis made a case for the film de patrimoine, a very nationally specific costume drama that first emerged with Jean de Florette in the mid-1980s. She lives in London.
Identity politics, urban terror, and Bulle Ogier distinguish this festival from some of its more pretentious peers When you think French film festival, you automatically think Cannes or even Deauville.[…]
Is the film reinforcing or exploding stereotypes about female sexuality, or both? Michael Haneke’s latest film uses Vienna as its backdrop. Amongst its other high-cultural connections, Vienna is closely associated[…]