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Kaleem Aftab


434 articles available in total starting from 01/09/2017. Last article published on 19/11/2020.

Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf • Directors of The Translator

Interview: Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf • Directors of The Translator

“It's like every government has learned this playbook, a way to delegitimise the peaceful protester”

Filmmakers Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf talk to Cineuropa about their debut feature, The Translator, playing in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn Black Nights  

19/11 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Review: The Translator

Review: The Translator

Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf recount the recent turbulent history of Syria in an action-packed thriller that has echoes of Costa-Gavras  

18/11 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Review: The Bike Thief

Review: The Bike Thief

Matt Chambers’ debut feature doesn’t have the same emotional power as the classic film it is inspired by  

13/11 | Films | Reviews | UK

Review: Amercement

Review: Amercement

Fokion Bogris' debut film is an elevated Greek gangster picture that takes a pop shot at toxic masculinity and homophobia  

12/11 | Thessaloniki 2020

Aleem Khan • Director of After Love

Interview: Aleem Khan • Director of After Love

"I grew up in a mixed-race family and didn't really know where I fitted into society"

Cineuropa met up with Aleem Khan to talk about his debut feature, After Love, awarded the Cannes label earlier this year  

27/10 | Rome 2020

Review: After Love

Review: After Love

Aleem Khan's excellent debut offers a new perspective on the British Muslim culture clash story  

26/10 | Rome 2020

Cathy Brady • Director of Wildfire

Interview: Cathy Brady • Director of Wildfire

"My intention was not to make a political film"

We sat down with two-time IFTA winner Cathy Brady to find out more about her feature debut, Wildfire  

20/10 | London 2020

Review: Wildfire

Review: Wildfire

Cathy Brady’s drama looks at the transgenerational psychological impact of The Troubles through the tale of two Irish sisters living under a cloud of grief  

19/10 | London 2020

Review: Mangrove

Review: Mangrove

Steve McQueen’s new effort is a stunning depiction of police brutality in Britain, highlighting the problem of institutionalised racism  

08/10 | London 2020

Dea Kulumbegashvili  • Director of Beginning

Interview: Dea Kulumbegashvili • Director of Beginning

“In Georgia, as a woman, you're trained to accept that you don't really matter”

We spoke to Dea Kulumbegashvili about her debut film, Beginning, which swept the board at San Sebastián, winning the Golden Shell, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress  

28/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

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