Welcome to Issue 103!

This All Hallows Eve, Senses of Cinema is publishing our first sustained inquiry into nonfiction cinema from the territories of former Yugoslavia. At a time when new nationalisms are again on the horizon, what ...

After Yugoslavia

“Would you agree that images of empty streets and houses, which had otherwise been bustling, suggest an unusual, otherwise uncommon absence of the person, the citizen?” This is one of Selma Doborac’s queries in...

Notes on Depth Two

In what is perhaps the most disturbing and moving part of Dubina dva (Depth Two, Ognjen Glavonić, 2016), a female voice narrates the events of late March 1999 in the village of Suva Reka in Kosovo, a province t...

Sorrentino, Paolo

b. 31 May, 1970, Naples, Campania, Italy The comparisons to Federico Fellini may be seen as both a blessing and a curse for Paolo Sorrentino. On one hand, the lofty likening to one of world cinema’s grand mast...

Do we need Digital Tarkovsky?

In Digital Tarkovsky, Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden (who publish, exhibit and campaign collectively under the moniker Metahaven: a self-described “studio for design, research, and art”) present us with a...

Craven, Wes

b. 2 August, 1939, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A d. 30 August, 2015, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A 'The family is the best microcosm to work with…’ - Wes Craven Introduction Few directors have garnered such pola...

Dwoskin, Stephen

b. 15 November, 1939, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A d. 28 June, 2012, London, UK Avant-garde cinema emerged at a time when cinema was still very young and its pioneers had begun their work in the ‘20s (both in th...

NYFF 60: Hide and Seek

Something interesting happened in the opening minutes of Jafar Panahi’s No Bears when it was shown at the press preview for the New York Film Festival last month. Panahi’s new film is an intricate autofiction, ...