berlinale dispatch: detours in the steppe

In the haunting opening sequence of Wang Quan’an’s ÖNDÖG, a car stumbles upon a dead woman in the heart of the Mongolian steppe, its headlights eerily illuminating her naked body.

sundance dispatch: clemency

Framing the guilty: Chinonye Chukwu’s film features an extraordinary performance by Alfre Woodard as a conflicted prison warden

sundance dispatch: america

Parallel histories: Garrett Bradley’s remarkable short interrogates representations of early Black filmmakers

interview: jennifer kent

Love in dark times: The Nightingale director on bringing together distinct (but connected) narratives of gendered and racist violence