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

www.simplesharebuttons.com 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)

www.simplesharebuttons.com 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]

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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A brief review: “Requiem pro panenku” [1991 Czechoslovakia]

www.simplesharebuttons.com Actor-director Filip Renc’s “Requiem pro panenku” [Requiem for a Maiden] is based on true events that happened in 1984, when a troubled fourteen year old girl was interned in the wrong institution – she should have gone into social … Continue reading

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Some are not born to love, but to be loved: “À nos amours” [1983 France]

www.simplesharebuttons.com Maurice Pialat was a master at peeling away layers of human respectability in order to shed light on the vagaries of heart and mind. But unlike Michael Haneke or Ulrich Seidl – present day directors with a similar gift … Continue reading

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