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A film review: “I, Olga Hepnarova” [2016 Czech Rep., Poland]

Petr Kazda and Tomás Weinreb make a memorable directorial feature film debut with their biopic, “I, Olga” [Orig. Title: Já, Olga Hepnarová]. Olga Hepnarová was the last woman to be executed in Czechoslovakia in 1975 after she was found … Continue reading

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Vasilis Georgiadis: From the ‘Golden age’ of Greek cinema

Vasilis Georgiadis can arguably represent the ‘golden age’ of Greek cinema between the mid-fifties and the late-sixties, during which film makers were generally allowed a degree of creative freedom never seen before. This is mainly because his films were … Continue reading

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Still Shining: “A zori zdes tikhie” [2015, Russia]

Renat Davletyarov has faithfully recreated a shortened version of a famous Soviet film by the same name “A zori zdes tikhie” [Eng. Title: The Dawns Here Are Quiet]. The World War II drama is an adaptation of a novel … Continue reading

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A film review: Így jöttem [1965 Hungary]

In his third feature, noted Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó presents a war-themed drama in the film “Így jöttem” [Eng. Title: My Way Home]. Considered by many as a masterpiece, it is a detached observation made with great detail but … Continue reading

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A complicated woman: Early Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot has just turned 80 today (28th September), and as a birthday tribute to one of the iconic film personalities of the twentieth century, I want to briefly highlight some of her early filmography that’s relevant to this … Continue reading

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