Patrick Gamble

Patrick Gamble


Freelance writer specialising in film and culture. I've contributed to The Quietus, The Skinny, BFI & CineVue. I'm a OFCS member and in 2013 was nominated for a Richard Attenborough Award.

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Feature: Transylvania IFF 2017 Dispatch

A film about ‘Stalin’s Space Monkeys’ and a participatory documentary were among the highlights of this year’s festival.

While the Transilvania International Film Festival continues to promote the type of slow-burning social realism its national cinema has become renowned for, not all Romanian films are stylistically identical and there are countless filmmakers attempting to redefine the map of Romanian cinema.

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Feature: IndieLisboa 2017 Dispatch

How the films of Jem Cohen reveal the true meaning of independent cinema. A recent retrospective at the IndieLisboa Film Festival highlighted the need for socially-conscious filmmaking.

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Feature: 'The five best films from the Transilvania International Film Festival 2016'

To discover an international film festival that feels more like a passion project than an industry-oriented event is a rarity. Now in its 15th year, the 2016 Transilvania International Film Festival felt like just that; offering up an eclectic, carefully curated programme. Set in Transylvania’s historic capital, Cluj-Napoca, the screenings spanned numerous venues, most of which are nestled among the Gothic churches and modern apartment blocks, across the city.