‘This sober, respectful and devastating work is one of the year’s highlights, a quiet and insistent probe into the act of making and marking territory’
Mike Hoolboom, Pleasure Dome, Toronto
Reviews and articles
Ars Moriendi, or How To Film a Sculpture: The 11th Punto de Vista Festival, report in Senses of Cinema (June 2017)
‘Thieves in the temple: reframing the archive with Miranda Pennell and Sarah Wood’ by Sophie Mayer for Sight & Sound (March 2016).
Pleasure Dome: Far From Iran reviewed in Hello Cinema (July 2016). [Two films about Iran: Taravat Khalili’s Does the Sand Hear the Waves? and Miranda Pennell’s The Host. Hello Cinema is an English-language website dedicated to Iranian cinema.]
‘The Host’ review in Sight & Sound (April 2016) by Sukhdev Sandhu
‘In Praise of Courtisane’, review of the 2016 Courtisane festival by Por Arindem Sen for Lumiere (www.elumiere.net)
‘The Personal is Political: Women in Archives’ Tara Judah for Watershed (July 2016).
Essay Film Festival reviewed in Art Monthly (May 2016) by Alex Fletcher.
‘Selective Memory and Partial Remembrance are a Problem‘ Miranda Pennell interviewed by Georgia Korossi (March 2016), for the BFI.
‘A Q&A with Miranda Pennell, artist and filmmaker‘ by Chris Sharratt in a-n (March 2016).
‘Photos always make you feel they hold a secret beyond their obvious meaning’: a filmmaker on archives and autobiography (March 2016).
Miranda Pennell photo-essay in The Guardian Tehran Bureau (March 2016)
Indiewire presents “LFF 2015 Women Directors: Meet Miranda Pennell – ‘The Host’”
‘Rules of the Game‘ by Miranda Pennell (2012), chapter in Truth, Dare or Promise: Art and Documentary Revisited, edited by Jill Daniels, Cahal McLaughlin, Gail Pearce. Buy the book Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [not about The Host]