Articles by Nadin Mai

Birha – Ekta Mittal (2018)

I have fallen in love. I have fallen in love with a film, with a filmmaker. I have fallen in love with a hypnotising atmosphere, a weight that is at once heavy and yet marvellous….



Father and Sons – Wang Bing (2014)

Over several years, Wang Bing has built up a library of films about migration. We tend to understand migration as a movement of people. It is, in a broad sense, a movement, a change as…


A slow return

I’m sipping on a slowly brewed coffee. At my favourite local café. It’s been three months that I haven’t had a chance to do this. When the confinement started (and even before) that I stopped…


Eli Hayes (1993-2020)

What I’m going to try here will be difficult. Difficult, because I have never done this before. Difficult, because I still haven’t digested the news. Difficult also because of the circumstances. There is still an…





Earth – Nikolaus Geyrhalter (2019)

Towards the end of the last decade, a new term made its way into public discourse: the anthropocene. Although this isn’t entirely true. The term has been in use for quite some time, but it…


About Endlessness – Roy Andersson (2019)

I’m unsure as to whether I could name a single living director, who speaks to me in a way Roy Andersson does at the moment. His films are absurd, they are morbid at times, funny…