Shane Danielsen

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

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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

Image of Yllka Gashi, Molikë Maxhuni, Kaona Sylejmani and Blerta Ismajli in Blerta Basholli’s Hive.

World cinema highlights from Sundance 2021


Films by Ronny Trocker, Ninja Thyberg, Sean Ellis and Blerta Basholli are standouts from this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival

Still from ‘High Ground’

Once upon a time in the north: ‘High Ground’


Stephen Maxwell Johnson’s foray into Australia’s violent colonial history is a visually spectacular, if overfamiliar, revisionist Western

Image from ‘Mank’

Citizen plain: ‘Mank’


David Fincher’s biopic of Orson Welles’s collaborating writer favours technique over heart