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Boredom and infatuation: “Keller – Teenage Wasteland” [2005 Austria]

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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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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