Cassie Werber

Writer & journalist

Category: Film

Rewind and fast forward

Published in the Holland Times, March 2010 This April two Amsterdam film festivals celebrate the past and then drag it, kicking and screaming, into the present. 1915: the heyday of silent film. Which Hollywood actor is making housewives swoon and commanding $5,000-a-week? Unless you are an ardent fan, it might take a while to guess […]

A guilty man?

Published in The Ukrainian Week, March 2010 Cassie Werber, Den Haag, The Netherlands There’s a London bus outside the cinema which reminds me (along with the rain) of home. Inside it’s shabby but comfortable. I sip free coffee, and watch a man being beheaded. This is Upload Cinema, a Dutch group which finds internet shorts […]

  • Blog – Opendor

    As I lay in bed this morning, a man who had lost his dog called up and down the road outside. He passed, he called, he returned. At first I tried to block it out, annoyed. Then I tuned in. The dog’s name was Monster. “Monster!” called the man, anxiously, always on the same falling note. “Mooooon-Steeeer.” Then it occurred to me that maybe he had lost a monster. Read more