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The revolution introduced me to art, and art, in its own turn, brought me to the revolution.

Sergei Eisenstein

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Venice Film Festival
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 16:16

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Venice Film Festival

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Dennis Broe reports from the Venice Film Festival 2019 Cover-ups, exaggerated accusations, and payoffs, all in the first week of this year’s festival, and this all took place off-screen. The major story of the festival so far, and it was made a major story because of the American press especially…
Parasite, winner of the Palme d'Or
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 26 May 2019 19:16

Cannes 2019: Asian cinema triumphs, despite Trump

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Dennis Broe wraps up Cannes 2019, which witnessed tthe continued rise of Asian cinema It’s official. Cannes 2019 is in the books and the biggest story is perhaps the continuing rise of Asian cinema not only in its popular form – in the Korean violence epic The Cop, The Gangster…
Young Ahmed: the fear and anguish of a young radical working-class Muslim
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:31

Young Ahmed: the fear and anguish of a young radical working-class Muslim

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 Rita di Santo reviews Young Ahmed, which won the Best Director prize at Cannes recently Like Britain’s Ken Loach, Belgium’s most renowned filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne make movies bursting with concern for the struggles of the working class and the most vulnerable in society. Their protagonists often teenagers who…
Roma
Saturday, 12 January 2019 10:22

Roma

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Alejandro Hernandez digs out two important and interlinked political backstories from the Netflix movie Roma, about state-sponsored violence against progressive social movements, and how unequal class and gender power relations are expressed in the daily violence against domestic workers' conditions. Recently, Alfonso Cuarón was awarded best foreign language film and…
The Student
Thursday, 03 January 2019 18:27

The Student

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Jenny Farrell reviews The Student, a modern Russian film which is now available on DVD. Russian cinema today explores capitalism against the backdrop of a past socialist experience. Open-minded visitors to former socialist states, and particularly to Russia, will come across this living memory and frequently an acknowledgement of the…
3 Days in Quiberon
Monday, 17 December 2018 11:13

3 Days in Quiberon

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Rita Di Santo reviews 3 Days in Quiberon, a feminist rebuke which implicates the audience as well as the industry. In May 1982, actress Romy Schneider was found dead in her Paris apartment. She had been in the middle of writing a letter to cancel an interview with a woman’s…
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