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Rich filth: “Suburra” [2015 Italy]

Stefano Sollima, already successful in Italian television, impresses an international audience for the first time, and in no uncertain terms in his second feature film, the gritty crime drama “Suburra”.
The title metaphorically alludes to a seedy quarter of classical Rome … Continue reading

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Sometimes, subtitles can be a hindrance: “Plemya” [2014, Ukraine]

Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy makes an assured feature film début with his astonishing film, “Plemya” [Eng. Title: the Tribe]. With dialogues entirely in Ukrainian sign-language (which the director himself is not fluent in) and presented without subtitles, voice-overs, or even background music, it forces … Continue reading

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Jodorowsky’s self-therapy: “La danza de la realidad” [2013 Chile, France]

After nearly a quarter of a century, Alejandro Jodorowsky, the Swiss Army Knife among provocative artists, conjures up a deeply personal film by adapting portions from his recently published autobiography. “La danza de la Realidad” [Eng. Title: The Dance … Continue reading

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A film review: “Volchok” [2009 Russia]

The title for Vasiliy Sigarev’s début feature “Volchok” [Eng. Title: Wolfy] refers to a spinning top, but it can also mean a wolf cub, and a way of describing a feral child. The depressing film is about the relationship … Continue reading

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A review: “See You in Hell, My Darling” [1999, Greece]

Nikos Nikolaidis made “Tha se do stin Kolasi, agapi mou” [Eng. Title: See You in Hell, My Darling] following Singapore Sling. It may have been filmed in colour, with a different storyline, but it nevertheless shares similarities in style … Continue reading

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