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Where it burns: “Une flamme dans mon coeur” [1987 Switzerland, France]

Alain Tanner makes a concerted attempt at re-interpreting feminist ideals with his intense and controversial drama “Une flamme dans mon coeur” [Eng. Title: A Flame in My Heart]. However, over the film’s course, he drops the topic and reverts … Continue reading

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Challenging taboos: “Feuchtgebiete” [2013 Germany]

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David Wnendt’s brilliant comedy “Feuchtgebiete” [Eng. Title: Wetlands] is not for the squeamish – it is a frontal attack on our senses, sensibilities, and taboos bound by societal norms. Centred around a young woman coming-to-terms with a childhood trauma, … Continue reading

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Medieval business: “Goltzius and the Pelican Company” [2012 UK, Netherlands]

After Nigtwatching, Peter Greenaway pays his next homage to Dutch masters with “Goltzius and the Pelican Company” – a semi-biographical account from the life of sixteenth century engraver-printmaker Hendrik Goltzius, recalled ten years after his business trip to Italy … Continue reading

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Tramp after the lady: “Cão Sem Dono” [2007 Brazil]

Beto Brant can be quite frustrating indeed – like the Italian director Dino Risi in some respects, there are moments in his films that can be utterly magical, but also moments when the screenplay meanders aimlessly and the characterisation … Continue reading

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Fighting tradition is never easy: “Mariage tardif” [2001 Israel, France]

Writer-director Dover Koshashvili’s impressive début feature, “Mariage tardif” [Orig. Title: Hatuna Meuheret, Eng. Title: Late Marriage] is a bitter-sweet satirical comedy that doesn’t flinch in laying bare the consequences of staunchly held traditional values colliding with modern aspirations within … Continue reading

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