Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival
JETTIES Interview by Blanche Berruquaz Haجar and the Anجel is a collaboration from Jetties, based on experiential staging of translations of poetry and prose by the Algerian Author Mohammed Dib (1920 - 2003) across languages as well as disciplines. After participating in a Jetties worshop Blanche Berruquaz and Visual Artist Birthe Jorgensen sat down by a waterfall of the Kelvin River to talk about the Jetties project.
THE URBAN FARM Review by Liam McGarry Nothing. Day after day, nothing. No Job, no girlfriend, no prospects; a drug dealing best friend and a family that won’t get off your back. Karim is a Moroccan immigrant living in Montreal; he spends most of his time hanging around with his best friend J-P, selling pot around their local park and killing time until he has to return to his strict Muslim family. A feature debut by Onur Karaman, the film is a slow-paced and offbeat comedy drama that explores the surrealism, the drama and the futility of Karim’s life in his French Canadian suburb.
ONUR KARAMAN Interview by Joseph Bibby
Onur Karaman's film 'The Urban Farm' screened at CFTF two days ago. Joseph Bibby reached the first-time feature film director from Turkish descent in Montreal, Canada over Skype and had a chat about his outstanding debut film, in which he negotiates youth perspective and the hardships of multiethnic origin in modern-day Canada. [READ MORE]