Category: World Cinema

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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,...






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Dogtooth (Greek, 2009)

  “Your Children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not...






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Corn Island – A Marvelous Minimalist Cinema

Georgian films and movies set in the Caucasus Mountain villages of the former Soviet Republic are gaining prominence in the festival circuits. Gritty coming-of-age tale “In Bloom” (2013), darkly humorous drama “Street Days” (2010) and...






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Borgman (Danish, 2013)

      Alex van Warmerdam’s ‘Borgman’ is strictly arthouse. Unlike formal methods of storytelling, Borgman doesn’t attempt to unveil the reasons behind what’s happening on the screen; not even once. The screenplay is slow,...