Michael Pattison

Michael Pattison is a writer and film critic from Gateshead. His publications include Sight & Sound, VICE, Slovenian film journals Ekran and KINO!, and Estonian culture magazine Sirp. He has also tutored criticism workshops for young writers at film festivals in Warsaw, Prizren, Tallinn and Białystok.

Agnieszka Holland: the veteran director takes on modern Poland in her award-winning new film

Agnieszka Holland: the veteran director takes on modern Poland in her award-winning new film

Five of the best: forthcoming documentaries from the new east

Five of the best: forthcoming documentaries from the new east

Faces in a crowd: a new film revisits the failed coup that was the final act of the Soviet Union

Faces in a crowd: a new film revisits the failed coup that was the final act of the Soviet Union

Northern Starfish: this stylish Estonian animation is our short film of the month

Northern Starfish: this stylish Estonian animation is our short film of the month

Limbo land: searching for Lithuanian identity in the films of Šarūnas Bartas

Limbo land: searching for Lithuanian identity in the films of Šarūnas Bartas