Shane Danielsen

Shane Danielsen
Shane Danielsen is a screenwriter and former artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

By this author

Scene from Hit the Road by Panah Panahi. Courtesy Celluloid Dreams

Cannes Film Festival 2021 highlights: part one


Films by Emmanuel Carrère, Panah Panahi and Joachim Trier are among the best from a festival changed by the pandemic

Still from ‘Nine Days’

Life in isolation: ‘Nine Days’ and ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’


A comedian’s isolated self-examination is more profound than Edson Oda’s confused film about what makes a good life

Image from ‘My Name Is Gulpilil’

Like no actor ever: ‘My Name Is Gulpilil’


Molly Reynolds’s beautiful documentary is a fitting tribute to David Gulpilil, at the end of his singular life

Image from ‘Supernova’

Lodestar: ‘Supernova’


Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth star in Harry Macqueen’s quiet elegy to a loving relationship in its twilight

Image of Joséphine Sanz and Gabrielle Sanz in Petite Maman by Céline Sciamma. Image © Lilies Films

Berlinale highlights: part two


New films by Céline Sciamma, Dénes Nagy and Ryusuke Hamaguchi are stand-outs in an unusually robust program

Amorality tale: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’


Told from an unexpected perspective, Shaka King’s film is one of the best recent-historical dramas

Image of Fabrizio Rongione, Juan Trench, and Stéphanie Cléau in Andreas Fontana’s Azor (2021)

Berlinale highlights: part one


This year’s Berlin Film Festival presented its strongest line-up in a decade

Still from ‘Nomadland’

Drawn to the drift: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’


The award-winning film about America’s itinerants steers away from the darker stories of the working poor

Image from Bipolar, by writer-director Queena Li

Rotterdam film festival highlights


New artistic director Vanja Kaludjercic has shaken up the event’s programming ethos