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Caitlin Quinlan

Caitlin Quinlan is a film writer from London. She is a regular contributor at Little White Lies and Sight & Sound, and programs women-led film events with the Bechdel Test Fest.

Self-Making and the Travelogue: Courtney Stephens's Terra Femme

Courtney Stephens’s video essay/lecture hybrid meditates on a selection of amateur travelogues shot by women between the 1920s and 1940s, that depict a vast range of landscape, travels, and experiences.

In Conversation

FERNANDA VALADEZ and ASTRID RONDERO with Caitlin Quinlan

Filmmaking partners Fernanda Valadez and Astrid Rondero’s Identifying Features empathetically depicts the effects of border disappearances on Mexico’s inner and outer landscapes.

Amalia Ulman’s El Planeta

A moody cloud lingers over the sleepy Spanish coastal city of Gijón in the opening shot of Amalia Ulman’s black-and-white debut feature El Planeta, not so much a momentary pathetic fallacy as it is an indictment of the area’s, and our protagonists’, ongoing malaise.

Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes’s The Tsugua Diaries

What if days could last forever? In the month of August they certainly come close, as summer light lingers into late evening and time seems to warp in the heat. It is this sentiment that Fazendeiro and Gomes explore in their cryptic yet deceptively simple film, unwinding the lazy, hazy month backwards (as the Tsugua, August written backwards, in the title suggests).

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