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Outskirts is an English-language print magazine of around 150 pages per issue, made up of original essays, interviews, reviews, translations, and a single large dossier. The first issue launched at the Locarno Film Festival in August 2022.


Cinema of the Present

  • It’s a Cliff Beasts’ World: Judd Apatow’s The Bubble by Lukas Foerster
  • Shot/Reverse: Kazuo Hara Speaks about Minamata Mandala by Nathan Letoré
  • A Butterfly Passes By...: Conversation with Rita Azevedo Gomes by Diego Cepeda and Christopher Small
  • High Plains Drifter: Alain Guiradie As Director and Novelist by Nathan Letoré

Dossier: Boris Barnet

  • The Number One Ethnologist in Soviet Society by Maksim Selezniov
  • Remarks on Comic Cinema by Boris Barnet
  • The Cine-Tailor: Conversation with Pierre Léon About Boris Barnet and His Films by Christopher Small
  • Annotated Filmography (23 films) by Lukas Foerster, Dana Najlis, Patrick Holzapfel, Srikanth Srinivasan, Nikita Lavretski, Lucía Salas, Dan Sallitt, Raymond Shik, Manuel Asín, Lucas Granero, Evgeny Maisel, Ramiro Sonzini, Pascale Bodet, Daniel Witkin, Roger Koza, Diego Cepeda, Sofie Maas, Nathan Letoré, Boris Nelepo, and Marcelo Felix.



  • The Revenant Cinema by Sofie Cato Maas


  • Pacifiction by Flavia Dima
  • Dry Ground Burning by Victor Guimarães

Filmmaker in Focus


  • A Lion in the Land of the Soviets: Yuliya Solntseva’s The Enchanted Desna by Miriam Martín

Available from August 6, 2022 — Issue #1 — 162 pages, black and white