Category: World Cinema

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The Clan [2015] – A Gritty True Crime Tale

There’s a sense of immediacy in Argentinian film-maker Pablo Trapero’s movies which puts us closer to the on-screen characters’ anxiety and suffering. He is best known for his long tracking shots, inviting us to be...






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Reflections on Ceylan’s ‘Winter Sleep’

From celebrated Turkish film-maker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, comes the Winter Sleep (2014, Turkish), an intensely absorbing drama that mostly centers on familial relationships. To me the entire film seemed like a philosophical discourse on the...






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Volver [2006] – A Charming Tale of Resilient Women

Arson, incest, adultery and murder happen or committed by the characters within the narrative flow of Pedro Almodovar’s “Volver” (2006). There’s a slight thriller/suspense element, melodramatic notes, few farcical manuevers and few campy twists. But,...