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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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A review: “Jours tranquilles à Clichy” [1990 France, Italy, Germany]

Too often in the history of cinema have we seen a legendary director bring an inspired piece of literature to film and completely miss, not only its central theme, but also the pulse. The culprit on this occasion of … Continue reading

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Romanticizing social politics: “Ådalen 31″ [1969 Sweden]

Bo Widerberg’s social drama “Ådalen 31″ [Eng. Title: Adalen Riots] concerns itself with a working class family during a tragic 1931 strike in the industrial town of Ådalen. The strike spread nationwide and was a turning point in Swedish … Continue reading

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Finding Eden: “Záhrada” [1995 Slovakia] (updated)

Made in a newly born Slovakia, Martin Sulík’s charming comedy drama “Záhrada” [Eng. Title: The Garden] nods to the Czechoslovak New Wave in no uncertain regard – particularly in its depiction of ‘surreal’ realism, often seen in works by Vera … Continue reading

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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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