At the terminus of the Enchanted Forest Trail
From Quito, Ecuador
Six snaps from a small rally in front of Slovenia’s national parliament building today to bring attention to the dangerous levels of heavy metal poisoning in the country’s cities and towns.
Works that create layers only to tear them down.
For the book curious among you, and for a quick peek at some of the titles Slovenians are being tempted to buy these days, a few dozen snaps from the 29th Slovenian Book Fair.
More accurately, a very pleasant surprise.
For the #FriFotos theme, ‘geometric’.
Fukushima bluefin tuna is everywhere. Even in central European railroad underpasses.
Your mental health break for the day in the form of a four minute collection of shots and panoramas from the Valle de la Luna, or Valley of the Moon, in Chile’s Atacama desert.
Another perspective on the world’s fastest man.
From La Paz, Bolivia
The Iglesia San Agustin in the historical center of Lima.
With total immersion, a re-examination of the documentary.
Poetry and Puyuhuapi, Chile.
There’s lots of tension and suspense in ‘A Highjacking’, a ripped-from-the-headlines story of a cargo ship captured at sea by Somali pirates. But precisely because it’s not where you’d expect it to be is what makes it so believable and so good.
This was taken more than six years ago in Belgrade. I love the woman’s melancholy gaze breaking through the reflection of the clouds. It’s one of my all-time favorite shots, captured spontaneously while waiting for a red light to turn green.
Yesterday was LIFFe Day Eight, which means we’re two-thirds of the way through with the 24th Ljubljana International FilmFest. In case you missed something or are just now checking in, below is a quick recap of what’s appeared on Piran Café over the past 96 hours.
To duck out briefly from the afternoon and early evening chill and to give my mind a quick break from the ongoing Ljubljana Filmfest movie marathon, I made a brief return to more photo sorting and organizing and decided to stop here, at the entrance to the Cartagena Cathedral. I loved that door.
As the winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, ‘Child’s Pose’ lands in theaters with high expectations. Those prove a bit lofty to reach, but that doesn’t make this latest offering from the Romanian New Wave a disappointment.
What can make the happiest coal miner in the world happier still? Fulfilling a life-long dream of becoming an acrobat in the world’s greatest circus.
In 2010, the Iranian government handed filmmaker Jafar Panahi a six-year sentence for producing “propaganda against the state”. His response? Making two films by any means necessary or, at least, by those available to him.
One of them anyway. It’s definitely on the short list.