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A film review: “Le milieu du monde” [Switzerland, France 1974]

With his romantic drama “Le milieu du monde” [Eng. Title: The Middle of the World], Alain Tanner signals a marked shift in the style and content of his film-making, one that’ll also usher-in the most productive and creative phase … Continue reading

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Where it burns: “Une flamme dans mon coeur” [1987 Switzerland, France]

Alain Tanner makes a concerted attempt at re-interpreting feminist ideals with his intense and controversial drama “Une flamme dans mon coeur” [Eng. Title: A Flame in My Heart]. However, over the film’s course, he drops the topic and reverts … Continue reading

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Sky is the limit for a modern day Daedalus – “Les Années Lumière” [1981 Switzerland, France]

It can be difficult to pigeon-hole Alain Tanner – he is one of the few pan-European directors who likes to defy cultural, linguistic, and geographical boundaries when it comes to cinema, and here’s another example – his contemplative drama … Continue reading

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Teresa Madruga in “Dans la Ville Blanche” [1983 France, Portugal]

Some people talk of European cinema as if it is some kind of a monolith, or a method of film-making in itself. While it certainly isn’t, there is something in the cinema made here that is unique to the … Continue reading

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