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A brief review: Cosimo e Nicole [2012 Italy]

Francesco Amato’s second full-length feature, “Cosimo e Nicole” is about a love affair between a French girl and an Italian boy that begins in the port city of Genoa during the 2011 G8 summit.
When seventeen year old Nicole (Clara … Continue reading

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The love, the horror: “Vi” [2013 Sweden]

Mani Maserrat’s daring second feature, “Vi” [Eng. Title: Us] takes an intimate look at the disintegration of a passionate but tragic relationship. The violence and destruction is not as much physical as it is psychological.
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A battle between Sacrifice and Temptation, in “Metéora” [2012 Greece, Germany]

Talented young director Spiros Stathoulopoulos returns to his Greek roots to examine, using local symbolism, the eternal battle between sacrifice and temptation. His film “Metéora” is set amidst the craggy hilltop monasteries of the same name, run by monks … Continue reading

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An aspiring middle class imprisoned to the past, and present, “O Som ao Redor” [2012 Brazil]

Every once in a while, a young film maker turns up with that special film to reassure us all that cinema is indeed in rude health. Like Kleber Mendonça Filho, who’s just made a remarkable directorial début with his … Continue reading

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In a world without love (and possibly, logic) – “Mala” [2013 Argentina]

As a screenwriter and director, Adrián Caetano has made some fine and memorable films in Argentina, but his latest crime-fantasy drama “Mala” [Eng. Title: Evil Woman] is likely to be remembered more as an oddity…
It begins with the words, … Continue reading

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