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Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Andrzej Wajda)

A Poetic License To Kill *This is a Spoiler Review* In my conquest to explore the gems that span across the ever impressive World Cinema, I am often drawn to that of Central and Eastern European films. Having explored the brilliance of Czech New Wave, I was introduced to a group of filmmakers known as…

Creativity Project

Synopsis:  getting high on creativity.   How important is the influence of recreational drug use in recreating our interpretation of colour, shapes, and sounds? do we peek into a new dimension in which we can create? Or are we spiralling into a void of cataclysmic understanding? This a short film I had created during quarantine,…

Why has going to the Cinema been likened to dreaming?

  In this essay I will argue that both dreaming, and cinema-going is a form of escapism from reality. I aim to explore different theories of psycho-analysis from Freud to Mulvey and how it links to the visual experience of film. I will discuss apparatus theory and how it treats cinema in its purest form…


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