With eleven days and 360 films, the Toronto International Film Festival is an exhausting merry-go-round of screenings, industry dealings and press conferences. Nelly Gocheva is just glad she wore the right footwear.
With the success of the opening titles for Catch Me If You Can, Kuntzel+Deygas' work received further international acclaim. Here we present an extract from that beautiful sequence, alongside extracts from the alternative titles for The Pink Panther and K+D's sequence for BBC4's The Desk.
Rock’n’roll has always defined itself as the ungovernable voice of opposition to the establishment. Since the first guitar was plugged in, the form has been the primary artistic arena for expressing ideals utopian, outr…
The recent passing of one of Wales’s most treasured poets has Monocle’s Tomos Lewis wondering where next for the spoken word? In his home country poetry is an expression that’s as political as it is beautiful.
Originally published in 1947, this English translation of Hans Fallada’s German classic offers a bleak glimpse into daily life under the Nazis. Told through a thronging cast of sub-proletarian swindlers and survivors, the…
Sounds Like Teen Spirit, Jamie Jay Johnson's warm and witty documentary following four contestants in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is a sure contender as one of the strongest factual films of 2009. Monocle's Robert Bound met Johnson in London to talk tunes, childhood and bloc-voting.
Depending on who you ask, the importance of Frieze in the art world's calendar is second only to Art Basel - and often not even that. This year 68,000 people visited Frieze over 5 days to shop and window shop at 151 of the world's best galleries. Monocle's culture editor Robert Bound looks at the work of Deutsche Bank and Phillips de Pury in the context of this hot house atmosphere.
A band that shares a few of Monocle’s own city-centric obsessions, St Etienne has mined the rainy pavements, smoky cafés and sweaty nightclubs of London to tell cinematic stories of life, love and iconic architecture. Monocle’s Culture Editor Robert Bound meets founder members Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs in London to wish the group a happy 18th birthday.