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Itonje Søimer Guttormsen: Gritt

Itonje Søimer Guttormsens Gritt is made with a different method than most feature films and is a fascinating and rarely refreshing Norwegian debut film.

The devil is in the system

Mohammad Rasoulof: There is no devil

The Berlin winner There is no devil is a strong statement against Iran's state executions and a morally complex depiction of living in a totalitarian society.

Bittersweet comedy in New York

Sofia Coppola: On The Rocks

Director Sofia Coppola and actress Bill Murray were successful Lost in Translation and are now reunited in On The Rocks, in which Murray portrays a skirt hunter who is never far from a dry martini.

A powerful and different beast

Vaclav Marhoul: The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird is a powerful and disturbing film that depicts a young boy's cruel experiences in Eastern Europe during World War II.

HUXLEY'S DYSTOPIA: What would you rather be – happy or free?

Series creators: Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, David Wiener: Brave New World

The TV series based on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World contains – by including digital surveillance – also an essential element from George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future.

Brave soldiers and lost system criticism

Rod Lurie: The Outpost

cinema Relevant The Outpost confirms the turn American war films have taken from system criticism of the hero cult.