Matthew Janney is managing editor at TANK. Guy is assistant editor at TANK. Here, they discuss their immediate post-viewing impressions as the credits roll on The Sacrifice.
Matthew Janney is managing editor at TANK. Carmen Gray is a freelance journalist, film critic, and programmer from New Zealand who now lives in Berlin. Publications she has written for include The New York Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Art Review, Sight & Sound and The Calvert Journal, often focusing on the art and culture of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Here, they discuss their immediate post-viewing impressions as the credits roll on Leviathan.
Mike Figgis is an award-winning director born in Carlisle and raised in Nairobi. Before becoming one of the most inventive directors in contemporary British cinema, Figgis studied music and played alongside Bryan Ferry in the band, Gas Board. Integrating his musical craft with filmmaking, Figgis first experimented with one-stage productions combining music and theatre before achieving his cinematic debut with Stormy Monday in 1988. A prolific film and documentary maker, his most notable works include Internal Affairs (1990), the Oscar-nominated Leaving Las Vegas (1995) and Time Code (2000).Tamsin Topolski is a British actress, director, singer and photographer who most recently starred in the US miniseries The Rook (2019). She has appeared in numerous shows for TV, theatre and radio as well as three films – and has also found time to sing backing vocals for Laura Marling. In 2019, Topolski was profiled in TANK, where you can read more about her life and work. Here, they discuss their immediate post-viewing impressions as the credits roll on Weekend.
Christabel Stewart is arts editor at TANK. Josh Appignanesi is a filmmaker whose work includes the acclaimed feature documentary The New Man, with Devorah Baum, award-winning comedy The Infidel and the playful thriller Female Human Animal co-devised with the novelist Chloe Aridjis. Here, he shares a cautious hagiography of John Berger himself, as the credits roll on The Seasons of Quincy.
Matthew Janney is managing editor at TANK. Paula Erizanu is a writer and journalist and culture editor at The Calvert Journal. Here, they discuss their immediate post-viewing impressions as the credits roll on Police, Adjective.
Guy Mackinnon-Little is assistant editor at TANK. Louis Rogers works at MACK Books and is a regular contributor to TANK. Here, they discuss their immediate post-viewing impressions as the credits roll on Leningrad Cowboys Go America.
Stephanie Sy-Quia is a writer and critic whose poetry collection Amnion is forthcoming with Granta. Mimi Xu is a music director and sound designer who also DJs under the name of Misty Rabbit and publishes the French electronic music magazine Trax. Here, they discuss their immediate post-viewing impressions as the credits roll on Exotica.
These kaleidoscopic films by visionaries Bergman, Bidgood, Bakari, Greenaway, Herzog, Pasolini, Ozu, Jarman and Rosso represent the most enchanting, troubling and shocking uses of colour in cinematic history.
There can be no sainthood without struggle, and for Ingmar Bergman, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Robert Bresson, Margaret Tait, Carl Th. Dreyer, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Christopher Newby, Liv Ullman, Toshio Matsumoto, Timothy Neat, Jamil Dehlavi and Edward Bennett, the divine vision is in the details.
TANK’s ninth season, featuring films by John Cassavetes, Jean Cocteau, Terence Davies, Peter Greenaway, Werner Herzog, Derek Jarman, Takeshi Kitano, Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, Mike Leigh, Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen and Yasujiro Ozu, show that between the idea and the story there is a universe of possibility.
With films by Kryzsztof Kieślowski, Deniz Gamze Egüven, Andrei Tarkovsky, François Ozon, Cristian Mungiu, Hal Hartley, Atom Egoyan, Jean Vigo, Michael Haneke and Louis Malle – offering stories that cross borders, identities and contexts – this season looks at escape anew, not as resignation from our environment, but as re-engagement with it.
TANK presents ten films selected by the curators at Serpentine Galleries, as part of their multi-year project Back to Earth. Showing films by Agnès Varda, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Gianfranco Rosi, Charlie Chaplin, Luc Jacquet, Bela Tarr, Thomas Vinterberg, Lars von Trier and Babak Jalali.
We are pleased to be showing you 10 films spanning seven decades from the greatest names in cinema, including Andrei Tarkovsky, Wim Wenders, Paolo Sorrentino, Agnès Varda, Béla Tarr, Paweł Pawlikowski, Gabriel Axel, Robert Bresson, Olivier Assayas and Atom Egoyan.
This season, we are pleased to be showing 12 films spanning seven decades from the greatest names in cinema, including Andrei Tarkovsky, Michael Haneke, Paolo Sorrentino, Agnès Varda, Louis Malle, Roy Andersson, Andrea Arnold, Hal Hartley, Denis Villeneuve, Peter Strickland, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mia Hansen-Løve. Through rich storytelling and technical nuance, these directors bring to light cinema's raw power to move and to persuade, and perhaps, to flicker more truthfully than life itself.
We look at films spanning five decades that approach time in profound ways, featuring Abbas Kiarostami, Paolo Sorrentino, Agnès Varda, Yorgos Lanthimos, Roy Andersson and more. From the hyper-real to the arcane, each provides its own portal into what Tarkovsky described as the “inner, moral qualities essentially inherent in time itself”.
Filmmakers return to childhood because while it is universal, it is rarely identical. Whether delving deep into the turbulent experience of our earliest years or tracing their reverberations into adolescence and adulthood, these twelve films journey back to where it all begins.
With director Agnès Varda’s death in 2019, the film world lost a leading (and too-often overlooked) member of the Nouvelle Vague, a cinematic innovator and a pioneering voice. This season of TANKtv marks that legacy with 10 films by female directors for whom Varda laid a cinematic foundation.