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A brief review: “A Costa dos Murmúrios” [2004 Portugal]

Margarida Cardoso’s maiden feature “A Costa dos Murmúrios” [Eng. Title: The Murmuring Coast] uses the backdrop of Portugal’s early struggles at holding on to its empire in Africa, to study a couple’s relationship that begins full of promise but falters as … Continue reading

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To reconcile: “Lejos del mar” [2015 Spain]

Imanol Uribe has frequently dealt with the subject of ETA and Basque nationalism in his films before – understandably so, since he also hails from the region. His latest thriller “Lejos del mar” [Eng. Title: Far from the Sea] … Continue reading

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A film review: “Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen” [2016 Austria, Luxembourg]

Dieter Berner’s biopic of one of Austria’s most famous expressionists, “Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen” [Eng. Title: Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden] gives a different take on the great artist’s relationship with his sister Gertrude (Gerti), long-term lover … Continue reading

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A brief film review: “Suntan” [2016 Greece, Germany]

The Greek drama by Argyris Papadimitropoulos – “Suntan”, has been labelled as a coming of middle-age story, but I think this could apply to a larger male population as well under certain circumstances.
Set in the beach resort island of … Continue reading

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Parody-play: “Le jeu avec le feu” [1975 France, Italy]

 
Alain Robbe-Grillet:
It has taken a while to bring up Alain Robbe-Grillet’s filmography despite his obvious candidature for this site, simply because one would also need a passing knowledge of his important literary legacy that subsequently spawned his film career to do … Continue reading

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