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.

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

Light touch: director Angelina Nikonova swaps tragedy for comedy in new film

Light touch: director Angelina Nikonova swaps tragedy for comedy in new film

Best in class: Russian film wins top gong at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Best in class: Russian film wins top gong at Karlovy Vary Film Festival