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

www.simplesharebuttons.com 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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Being second is no fun: “Nic smiesznego” [1995 Poland]

www.simplesharebuttons.com Marek Koterski’s drama “Nic smiesznego” [Eng. Title: Nothing Funny] is a droll observation of an unhappy film director’s life and fortunes. His professional and personal failure – largely of his own making, is illustrated through various comedic episodes with … Continue reading

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

www.simplesharebuttons.com 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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Boredom and infatuation: “Keller – Teenage Wasteland” [2005 Austria]

www.simplesharebuttons.com Writer-director Eva Urthaler makes an assured début with her erotic sociological thriller “Keller – Teenage Wasteland” [Eng. Title: Out of Hand]. Surprisingly, this is her only film to date, and unless it is due to a change in her … Continue reading

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