Voyager- Bodies in Space

Voyager – Bodies in Space Written by Ylenia Callus and edited by James Byrne The dancers, with their elegant and swan-like poise, let their feet glide and linger through the air as they’re propelled up high; only to fall later, supported in numbers and never alone. Like rocks floating in space they turn and disperse…

The National Arts Awards 2019 P1

The National Arts Awards 2019 – Part 1 Written by Ylenia Callus A great selection of contenders but only one can win the Arts Awards per category. We have an interesting selection of nominees , so let’s break it down. Best Creative Enterprise Stargate Studios Stargate Studios is an international post-production studio with over 150…

ACTA The Experience

ACTA The Experience Written by Ylenia Callus      This fourth and final update from Ylenia about the Maltese workshops for Actor Training in a Globalised World, held in April, concludes her review by exploring her personal feelings about the project. Unlike the other articles I wrote about ACTA in this final one I would…

Murder On The Orient Express – Film Review

A strange love affair has developed recently between the directors of Agatha Christie adaptions and Malta, one that features some pretty spectacular role play. As with an episode of ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’ in 2010, the picturesque Mediterranean spot has again been portrayed as Jerusalem in Murder on the Orient Express, released this month. Reviewer James Caselli delved…

Notte Bianca – You Know When You’ve Been Tango’d

By Clive Gerada Valletta was alive. The streets – a hive of bustling artistic activity; the annual celebration of Notte Bianca had begun. Tens of thousands of people and lights lit up the squares and winding streets of the Malta capital last Saturday for the ‘White Night’. The annual evening event, arguably Malta’s largest arts…

Review: Human Connections On The Big Screens At Valletta Film Festival

By Daiva Repeckaite While exploring the eclectic mix of short films at the recent Valetta Film Festival, journalist Daiva Repeckaite noticed an intriguing shared theme among them. Here she outlines her analysis of six films and their individual commentaries on how social and economic factors can affect human connections. From France to India, from Russia…