Articles by Baradwaj Rangan
Sep 19, 2019
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son and its nature vs nurture examinationWho is a parent? Is parenthood defined by nature or nurture? Like Father, Like Son asks these questions and more
Sep 12, 2019
Why Czech film Extase, by Gustav Machatý, is important for the history of the Venice Film FestivalExtase, Czech film by Gustav Machatý from 1933, and its continuous connection with Venice Film Festival.
Sep 05, 2019
Venice 2019: Thoughts on Restored Classics by Luis Buñuel, Dennis Hopper and Jacques TourneurThe Classics section at the 2019 Venice Film Festival presented three movies by Luis Buñuel, Dennis Hopper and Jacques Tourneur
Aug 29, 2019
Venice Film Festival: Tsai Ming-Liang’s enigmatic Vive L’Amour, which won the Golden Lion in 1994, turns 25This enigmatic film co-won the Golden Lion at the 1994 Venice Film Festival, with the Macedonian drama Before the Rain, by Milčo Mančevski.
Aug 22, 2019
50th anniversary of Z, by Costa-Gavras, who receives the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at VeniceZ, directed by Costa-Gavras, is a French procedural-thriller based on Greek events – but has a rich American connection.
Aug 16, 2019
Venice Film Festival 2019: The reverse chronology in Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible, which gets an Out of Competition screeningGasper Noe's French experimental thriller Irreversible, which will be screened at the Venice Film Festival this year, forces us to think about the sexual violence involved.
Aug 08, 2019
Revisiting Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Spider’s Stratagem, which will be screened as part of Venice ClassicsIn 1970, Bernardo Bertolucci adapted this Jorge Luis Borges' Theme of the Traitor and the Hero into one of his most memorable films, The Spider’s Stratagem.
Aug 01, 2019
Venice 2019: Greater transparency in selection process may help address gender parity at film festivalsBefore we complain about gender disparity, it is important to know how many female filmmakers submitted their films, versus the number that finally made it to the final list.
Jul 25, 2019
Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs shows us that a very distinct style can sometimes be a problemAn artist makes a mark because of the things that are unique to him (Amelie), and yet, when these traits become too unique, we move on (Micmacs).
Jul 18, 2019
Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s Salaam Cinema is not just an ode to the medium but also a reflection of itSalaam Cinema looks at cinema through people least likely to find themselves on the big screen, but have, in one way or another, moulded themselves through what they have seen on it – like we all have.