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

Sergei Eisenstein

arise! film review
Monday, 09 December 2019 14:36

arise! film review

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Jack Brindelli reviews arise!, the new film from Culture Matters, available to watch here. Director: Carl Joyce Writer: Paul Summers Cast: Joyce McAndrew, Amber Pearson, Brenda Heslop, Jac Howard, Jean Spence, Mollie Brown, Paul Summers Running time: 7 mins The situation in the UK is symptomatic the global political moment…
Blow It to Bits
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 22:46

Blow It to Bits

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Rita di Santo interviews the British director Lech Kowalski, director of of Blow It to Bits Timely and urgent, but not in the daily papers, Blow It to Bits is the story of workers who threaten to blow up a factory. A dense, entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking documentary, which clearly…
Synonyms: a denunciation of aggressive Israeli nationalism and its macho, militaristic culture
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 14 November 2019 20:57

Synonyms: a denunciation of aggressive Israeli nationalism and its macho, militaristic culture

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Rita Di Santo reviews Synonyms by Nadav Lapid, showing at the Seville Film Festival Seville Festival is a great place to catch up with the best in recent European cinema. Audiences can enjoy prizewinners such as the winner of Berlin’s Golden Bear, Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms. The film follows an ex-Israeli…
Joker: living without class-consciousness and solidarity
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 28 October 2019 08:48

Joker: living without class-consciousness and solidarity

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Fran Lock reviews Joker's treatment of violence, poverty, class, gender and race, and the way it subverts 'one of capitalism's most pernicious fictions' If you want to get ahead in life, just go for it on your own. Facing obstacles? There’s nothing you can’t overcome and put right. You just…
Noura’s Dream
Monday, 07 October 2019 14:26

Noura’s Dream

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Rita Di Santo reviews Noura's Dream After screening at the Toronto Film Festival, French-Tunisian filmmaker Hinde Boudjemaa’s Noura’s Dream had its Middle East premiere at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt. The film tells the story of a working-class Tunisian woman who has an affair while her husband is…
The film itself is Bait
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:09

The film itself is Bait

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Class conflict, and the various ways class divisions are expressed and resolved in personal relationships, from outright violence to affection and peaceful co-existence, form the central themes of this outstandingly original new film, written and directed by Mark Jenkin. Set in a Cornish fishing village, the story is about the…
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