Tagged: World Cinema

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Baran — A Lyrical Tale of Selfless Love

Majid Majidi was one of the important Iranian film-maker of the Iranian New Wave cinema movement, which came into existence after the revolution of 1979. Although Majidi’s movies are more populist and less critical of...






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“Kitchen Stories” – A Deadpan Social Comedy

Tales of friendship set in rural small-towns are always a delight to watch. The odd dynamics and fascination that shapes male friendship are often conveyed through a sweet-natured humor. Norwegian humanist comedy “Kitchen Stories” (2004)...






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The Hunt (Danish, 2012)

    A lie reiterated turns a truth. Children, across every culture, are considered and believed to be divine. Children never lie, owing to their innocence. Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Jagten’ aka ‘The Hunt’ dares to look...






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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser – Chronicling Innocence

  Sometimes auteur filmmakers make films on subjects that amused them, so as to transfer their personal experience to the audiences. For instance eminent filmmaker Akira Kurosawa made Dreams (1990) based on his actual dreams....






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The Round-up (Hungarian, 1965) –Rethinking History

This film ‘Szegénylegények’ ,  the original Hungarian title, is the film by the notable Hungarian film maker of the 60s  Miklós Jancsó. The films traces not in fact the revolution itself with a heroic perspective,...