Ren Scateni is Encounters’ Head of Programme. They are also a freelance writer and curator with work published in ArtReview, Hyperallergic, MUBI Notebook, Sight&Sound and others.
by Sabrina Vetter
With ‘My fat arse and I’ director Yelyzaveta Pysmak takes a gamble. Presenting a discussion of body issues and beauty norms as the central motif, the animated short doesn’t treat it lightly. At first impre …
by Panos Kotzathanasis
The Balkans are a peculiar region. Situated somewhere between the progressive Europe and the traditional/conservative — to the point of fundamentalism — Middle East, people from the area always exh …
by Līga Požarska
She emerges from the sea, inhales quickly and shallowly as there is no time for deep breaths. With an infant in her arms, Ayaan is on the run — a fugitive. Under a programme titled DO THE RIGHT THING ‘ …