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On Léon's 25th anniversary, looking for honest girlhood representations not coloured by male gaze
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On Léon's 25th anniversary, looking for honest girlhood representations not coloured by male gaze

As 2020 marks 25 years of Léon, assessing the latent sexual potential that defines adolescent girl representations and the need to focus on authenticity

In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, A Secret Love and Four More Shots Please!, rooting for romance and desire
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In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, A Secret Love and Four More Shots Please!, rooting for romance and desire

At first glance, Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire (which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year but became available to stream in India via MUBI only recently), Chris Bolan’s Netflix documentary A Secret Love, and season 2 of Nupur Asthana's Amazon Prime Video India Original show Four More Shots Please! seem like entirely different entities, but at the core of all three — when you strip away the layers of form, treatment, tone, era — is a heart-stopping romance. #PrideMonth

In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma levels the playing field between artist and muse
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In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma levels the playing field between artist and muse

The relationship between male artist and female muse has been as deeply unequal as it is romanticised. Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire upends that narrative.

Oscars 2020: Awarding the best of those overlooked by the Academy, from Uncut Gems to Us, The Farewell
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Oscars 2020: Awarding the best of those overlooked by the Academy, from Uncut Gems to Us, The Farewell

In this week's edition of complaining about things, we diss — and discuss an alternative to — the Oscars: that 92-year-old grandpa struggling for relevance amongst a younger, more diverse generation of film lovers.

The Irishman, Marriage Story, Pain and Glory, Parasite, Uncut Gems: 15 best films of 2019
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The Irishman, Marriage Story, Pain and Glory, Parasite, Uncut Gems: 15 best films of 2019

As the world spins faster towards chaos, with right-wing nationalism becoming the great equalizer, global cinema provides opportunities to cross boundaries of language and cultural experience.

IFFI 2019 curtain raiser: Italian film Despite the Fog opens festival; Russia selected as spotlight country with eight features
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IFFI 2019 curtain raiser: Italian film Despite the Fog opens festival; Russia selected as spotlight country with eight features

Six of Amitabh Bachchan’s films are categorized as Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner Retrospective at IFFI this year

Cannes 2019: Antonio Banderas wins Best Actor for Pain and Glory; Mati Diop's Atlantics bags Grand Prix
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Cannes 2019: Antonio Banderas wins Best Actor for Pain and Glory; Mati Diop's Atlantics bags Grand Prix

Here's the full list of winners at the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival, where Bong Joon-ho bagged the prestigious Palme d’Or.

Cannes 2019 day 6 roundup: Tarantino on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood spoilers, Aishwarya walks the red carpet
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Cannes 2019 day 6 roundup: Tarantino on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood spoilers, Aishwarya walks the red carpet

Huma Qureshi, Diana Penty and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, 19 May

Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie review: Céline Sciamma's period romance is a modern masterpiece of French cinema
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie review: Céline Sciamma's period romance is a modern masterpiece of French cinema

Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an incandescent and utterly beguiling love story.