Carmen Gray

A citizen of both New Zealand and Great Britain, Carmen Gray is a freelance film critic, journalist and curator now based in Berlin. She has a particular interest in the cinema and history of central and eastern Europe, and has previously lived and worked in both Moscow and Prague.

‘Propaganda is cheap’: what can Agnieszka Holland’s film on exposing Stalin’s crimes teach us about the truth today?

‘Propaganda is cheap’: what can Agnieszka Holland’s film on exposing Stalin’s crimes teach us about the truth today?

‘I couldn’t have made this film if I lived in Georgia.’ The queer love story inspired by traditional dance

‘I couldn’t have made this film if I lived in Georgia.’ The queer love story inspired by traditional dance

Slovakian director Marko Škop on the rise of the far right, and how film can help push back

Slovakian director Marko Škop on the rise of the far right, and how film can help push back

This award-winning Macedonian documentary shows us just how fragile our link with nature is

This award-winning Macedonian documentary shows us just how fragile our link with nature is

Cold War: Paweł Pawlikowski spins a gorgeous, doomed love story in his award-winning new film

Cold War: Paweł Pawlikowski spins a gorgeous, doomed love story in his award-winning new film

Atrocity exhibition: Radu Jude’s controversial new film explores the dark truths of Romanian history

Atrocity exhibition: Radu Jude’s controversial new film explores the dark truths of Romanian history

Deal with the devil: what the classic films of István Szabó tell us about power and corruption today

Deal with the devil: what the classic films of István Szabó tell us about power and corruption today

Kira Muratova: a tribute to the dazzling, controversial genius of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema

Kira Muratova: a tribute to the dazzling, controversial genius of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema

Touch Me Not: the Berlinale-winning Romanian film that has provoked international outrage

Touch Me Not: the Berlinale-winning Romanian film that has provoked international outrage

Films of 2018: the New East cinema you need to see this year

Films of 2018: the New East cinema you need to see this year

New Georgian cinema: discover a fresh generation of filmmakers reviving a national tradition

New Georgian cinema: discover a fresh generation of filmmakers reviving a national tradition

Márta Mészáros: celebrating the career of the pioneering Hungarian director

Márta Mészáros: celebrating the career of the pioneering Hungarian director

The Woman and the Glacier: Audrius Stonys and the art of Baltic documentary film

The Woman and the Glacier: Audrius Stonys and the art of Baltic documentary film

Estonian gothic: inside the dark, folkloric world of Rainer Sarnet’s November

Estonian gothic: inside the dark, folkloric world of Rainer Sarnet’s November

Béla Tarr: what can a new scene add to the legacy of a great director?

Béla Tarr: what can a new scene add to the legacy of a great director?

New East cinema: five films you need to see in 2017

New East cinema: five films you need to see in 2017

Exquisite corpse: remembering the underground filmmaker who brought zombies to the USSR

Exquisite corpse: remembering the underground filmmaker who brought zombies to the USSR

Hell is other people: a biopic uncovers the dark, dysfunctional family life of a great Polish artist

Hell is other people: a biopic uncovers the dark, dysfunctional family life of a great Polish artist

Afterimage: looking back at the films of the late, great Polish director Andrzej Wajda

Afterimage: looking back at the films of the late, great Polish director Andrzej Wajda

Back to mine: meet the Hungarian director who shot his award-winning new film in his apartment

Back to mine: meet the Hungarian director who shot his award-winning new film in his apartment

Wide awake: Polish youth shrugs off the weight of history in All These Sleepless Nights

Wide awake: Polish youth shrugs off the weight of history in All These Sleepless Nights

Culture clash: dark techno meets Circassian folk in new documentary Bonfires and Stars

Culture clash: dark techno meets Circassian folk in new documentary Bonfires and Stars

What women want: Tomasz Wasilewski on his award-winning new film, United States of Love

What women want: Tomasz Wasilewski on his award-winning new film, United States of Love

Close up: how Budapest-born László Nemes turned harrowing history into the Oscar-winning Son of Saul

Close up: how Budapest-born László Nemes turned harrowing history into the Oscar-winning Son of Saul

From folk to fantasy: five new east films to look out for in 2016

From folk to fantasy: five new east films to look out for in 2016

Bolshoi Babylon: inside the troubled world of Russia’s famous ballet company

Bolshoi Babylon: inside the troubled world of Russia’s famous ballet company

War paint: Francofonia director Alexander Sokurov talks art and power

War paint: Francofonia director Alexander Sokurov talks art and power

Voicing the void: Hungarian director László Nemes on making a Holocaust film

Voicing the void: Hungarian director László Nemes on making a Holocaust film

Ones to watch: 20 emerging film directors from the new east

Ones to watch: 20 emerging film directors from the new east

Remembering 1941: how the Baltic states are confronting their deportation trauma on film

Remembering 1941: how the Baltic states are confronting their deportation trauma on film

Holiday romance: Peter Greenaway on his new film about Sergei Eisenstein’s secret affair

Holiday romance: Peter Greenaway on his new film about Sergei Eisenstein’s secret affair

Breaking the waves: Andrey Zvyagintsev on his award-winning film Leviathan

Breaking the waves: Andrey Zvyagintsev on his award-winning film Leviathan

Running red: Russia through the lens of a documentary filmmaker

Running red: Russia through the lens of a documentary filmmaker