Author Archive for: Hassan Vawda

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Cert: 18 • France: 179 min • Quat’sous Films • November 22 2013

The winner of this year’s Palm d’Or, Blue is the Warmest Colour is bold and edgy, yet its flaws often leave the film without a heart.

“With the lush, delicate micro-precision of Kechiche’s process, Blue is the Warmest Colour hugs you through the three hour run time, but the hug is with uneasy, unfamiliar arms. The precision of his lens both tightly grips but takes the true fully-formed love out of the frame.”

Deepsouth: An Interview with Lisa Biagiotti

Compassion in Struggle.

Hassan Vawda talks to Lisa Biagiotti about the film deepsouth, an evocative exploration of the rise in HIV in the rural south of the United States.

“People had no expectations that I would be any different from the mainstream media with their stories of stereotypical Southern characters. But I kept showing up and I listened, I asked questions about what they were thinking and what they were spending their time doing.”