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Anthony Frajman

Anthony Frajman

Anthony Frajman is freelance arts and culture writer and a filmmaker originally from Melbourne. Anthony’s writings have appeared in The Monthly, The Big Issue, FilmInk, Artshub and several other publications.

'Un Couple: Reconsidering the marriage of Sophia and Leo Tolstoy' by Anthony Frajman

ABR Arts 21 August 2023
Veteran filmmaker, Frederick Wiseman, widely considered the pre-eminent documentarian to emerge from the 1960s, has always said he considers his approach closer to that of a novelist rather than a director. Over six decades, Wiseman has made a total of forty-three documentaries in his storied fifty-six-year career, on subjects ranging from a hospital for the criminally insane (his seminal 1967 d ... (read more)

'Run Rabbit Run: The horrors of generational trauma' by Anthony Frajman

ABR Arts 14 June 2023
A sense of dread permeates Australian director Daina Reid’s (The Handmaid’s Tale) début feature film, Run Rabbit Run, which had its première at Sundance earlier this year. Following in the footsteps of recent Australian horror films Relic (2020) and The Babadook (2014), as well as American features such as Hereditary (2018), Run Rabbit Run portrays a single mother dealing with trauma a ... (read more)

'EO: Life through the eyes of a donkey' by Anthony Frajman

ABR Arts 05 April 2023
There is a boldness to veteran Polish writer-director Jerzy Skolimowski’s latest feature EO, which received the 2022 Jury Prize at Cannes, in that its protagonist is not human, has no lines, but is instead a donkey. However, those thinking they are in for something facile and low-brow will find themselves in for a different beast. While inspired by Robert Bresson’s austere 1966 cinematic touc ... (read more)