Giovanni Marchini Camia was born in Belgium and grew up in a number of countries — Italy, Singapore, Switzerland, Zimbabwe — before moving to the UK for his studies. After completing a BA in European Studies at King’s College London and an MPhil in Screen Media and Cultures (or, simply, film analysis) at the University of Cambridge, he worked at the London Film Festival, at the Berlinale and on the set of a feature film, finally settling in Berlin and working freelance as a writer and translator.

This blog is a selection of published film reviews and interviews with filmmakers. Below are some examples of further published writing:


> Essay: Jean Rouch - “Ethnography Through a Surrealist Lens”


> Essay: “Realism in Michael Glawogger’s Travels Through a Globalized World”


> Blog: Berlinale 2012 and 2013 

> Cover Feature: “Kickstart your flick”

> Cover Feature: “Generation Praktikum: Fact or Fiction?”

> Cover Feature: “Confessions of an Expat Bike Thief”

> Review: 24-hour performance of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest

Film Comment

> Blog: Berlinale 2013

> Rep Diary: Jacques Rozier’s Maine-Océan

> Report: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013


> Report: Unknown Pleasures Festival #5


> Highlight: Berlinale 2012

> Highlight: Nicholas Ray’s We Can’t Go Home Again at Unknown Pleasures #4

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