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

Sergei Eisenstein

Parasite, winner of the Palme d'Or
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…
Roma
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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…
Peterloo
Friday, 02 November 2018 21:25

Peterloo

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Mike Wayne reviews Mike Leigh's new film, a complex, powerful reconstruction of a key historical moment in the ongoing class struggle of the British working class. Most of Mike Leigh’s films have been small scale, intimate and personal stories rather than the explicitly political territory Ken Loach is well known…
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