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On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, looking back at Claude Lanzmann’s French documentary Shoah
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On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, looking back at Claude Lanzmann’s French documentary Shoah

Claude Lanzmann's Holocaust documentary Shoah unfolds entirely in the present, and without a trace of background score.

The aesthetics of Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa, whose Vitalina Verala will be screened at Sundance Film Festival 2020
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The aesthetics of Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa, whose Vitalina Verala will be screened at Sundance Film Festival 2020

Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa's latest film, Vitalina Varela, was screened at the JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, and it will play at Sundance, this month

Arturo Ripstein’s Devil Between the Legs, screened at IFFI, deals subversively with sex, jealously and aging
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Arturo Ripstein’s Devil Between the Legs, screened at IFFI, deals subversively with sex, jealously and aging

Devil Between the Legs, screened at IFFI, revolves around a couple, Beatriz (Sylvia Pasquel) and her insanely jealous husband (Alejandro Suárez; his character stays unnamed), who suspects that she sleeps around.

Queen of Hearts, Denmark’s Oscar submission that played at IFFI, is a cold take on incest and shattered lives
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Queen of Hearts, Denmark’s Oscar submission that played at IFFI, is a cold take on incest and shattered lives

Queen of Hearts dives into things we don’t even want to think about, and leaves us with questions we cannot even begin to answer.

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida and its non-dramatic drama: What it means for a film style to be 'transcendental'
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Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida and its non-dramatic drama: What it means for a film style to be 'transcendental'

What is “transcendental” style of cinema? It’s one of the precursors of what we call “slow cinema” today.

Why Gully Boy is the right choice for Oscars: Visibility, international buzz gives the film a real shot
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Why Gully Boy is the right choice for Oscars: Visibility, international buzz gives the film a real shot

Just a casual glance at the submissions for the Foreign Film Oscar in the last decade reveals how important international cachet is, whether the director himself/herself has that cachet yet.

Why Czech film Extase, by Gustav Machatý, is important for the history of the Venice Film Festival
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Why Czech film Extase, by Gustav Machatý, is important for the history of the Venice Film Festival

Extase, Czech film by Gustav Machatý from 1933, and its continuous connection with Venice Film Festival.

With the end of Cannes 2019, here’s looking back at Palme d’Or winners over the years
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With the end of Cannes 2019, here’s looking back at Palme d’Or winners over the years

Now that Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite has won the Palme d’Or, let’s look back down the years and see if we can settle on the one Palme d’Or winner to beat all others.

Cannes 2019: Remembering a classic film with Alain Delon, recipient of the honorary Palme d’Or
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Cannes 2019: Remembering a classic film with Alain Delon, recipient of the honorary Palme d’Or

Alain Delon is being awarded the Palme d'Or this year at Cannes — despite the controversy around him as he “is a legendary actor and part of Cannes history”.

Capharnaüm, directed by Un Certain Regard jury president Nadine Labaki, questions the ethics of having children
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Capharnaüm, directed by Un Certain Regard jury president Nadine Labaki, questions the ethics of having children

This year’s jury president of Un Certain Regard section at Cannes Film Festival is Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, whose film Capharnaüm was part of last year’s Competition and won the Jury Prize.

As Xavier Dolan completes 10 years in cinema, a look at Tom at the Farm
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As Xavier Dolan completes 10 years in cinema, a look at Tom at the Farm

Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan's work often contains queer themes.

International Women’s Day 2019: Decoding an obvious 'women’s film' versus a not-so-obvious one
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International Women’s Day 2019: Decoding an obvious 'women’s film' versus a not-so-obvious one

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang (Turkish, 2015) is a typical "women's film" with tropes that include empowering women, and helping them break free of oppresive structures. But what about the not-so-obvious "women's film" like Agnès Varda’s Le Bonheur (French, 1965)?

Celebrating Berlinale Jury President Juliette Binoche and The Widow of Saint-Pierre, one of her more mainstream films
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Celebrating Berlinale Jury President Juliette Binoche and The Widow of Saint-Pierre, one of her more mainstream films

After Cate Blanchett was named President of the Jury at Cannes last year, another acclaimed actress, Juliette Binoche, is the President of the Jury at this year’s Berlinale.

As Dogtooth turns ten, a look at the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, an awards-season ‘Favourite’
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As Dogtooth turns ten, a look at the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, an awards-season ‘Favourite’

For a while now, I’ve been meaning to write about Yorgos Lanthimos — and the time is right now, what with Dogtooth turning ten and The Favourite becoming an awards-season favourite.

This new year, make a resolution to watch more foreign cinema: Here are some hacks
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This new year, make a resolution to watch more foreign cinema: Here are some hacks

Every day, we hear about some hot new Netflix show that we just cannot afford to miss, and it’s become harder to find the time to watch that Godard classic you’ve been meaning to catch up on.

On Ozu’s birth and death anniversary, a look at Tokyo Story and the Yōji Yamada remake, Tokyo Family
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On Ozu’s birth and death anniversary, a look at Tokyo Story and the Yōji Yamada remake, Tokyo Family

Several of Ozu’s films are regarded classics, but perhaps the one that comes up the most is Tokyo Story (1953).

David Lean, Terrence Malick, Ildikó Enyedi and the long gaps between their films
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David Lean, Terrence Malick, Ildikó Enyedi and the long gaps between their films

Looking at the gaps, one might just think all that time went into forthcoming films, but that’s not always the case.