REVOLUTION IN REALISM: The Biggest Ever UK Showcase of Romanian Cinema

‘In recent years Romanian films have won prizes and praise a-plenty: it’s time to explore what makes them so special! The Romanian Cultural Institute in London an the British Film Institute proudly announce the opening of ‘Revolution in Realism: The New Romanian Cinema’ – the biggest showcase of Romanian cinema ever to have taken place in Britain, and possibly beyond. Do not miss…

Robin Ashenden | 01/06/2016
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Exhibition Event: Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky (until 26 June 2016)

‘A programme of special events including talks, tours, workshops and an international conference complements the exhibition [for further details please click on the right-hand image] All events are free except where indicated. Places are limited and available at the Gallery on a first-come, first-served basis. For charged events you can book tickets online, call 020 7306 0055…

Robin Ashenden | 13/05/2016
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14th KINOTEKA FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – 7th to 28th April

The 14th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival returns to the capital this April with an exciting programme bringing together a diverse and enticing mix of film, music, visual arts and design with screenings, both contemporary and retrospective, as well as documentary and silent cinema, interactive workshops, industry masterclasses, exhibitions, live performances and special guests…. As previously…

Robin Ashenden | 17/03/2016
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REMEMBERING BOSNIA: An Interview with Foreign Correspondent Maggie O’Kane, by Robin Ashenden

Anyone of news-viewing age in the early 90s will find it difficult to recall the Bosnian War without remembering Maggie O’Kane. This Northern Irish war-correspondent was part of the landscape of the time, whether writing a regular column on the war in the Guardian or making television documentaries about the same. Young, elfin, urgent and…

Robin Ashenden | 04/01/2016
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REMEMBERING BOSNIA: ‘Trusted Mole’ (Stankovic, 2000) reviewed by Robin Ashenden

‘Had it not been for the arrest, the book would never have been written… I would have just closed the door on the whole experience and moved on.’ Milos Stankovic is speaking about Trusted Mole: A Soldier’s Journey into Bosnia’s Heart of Darkness – his account of his spell as the longest serving British Soldier…

Robin Ashenden | 17/12/2015