Tag Archives: black and white

Forbidden Love: “Syskonbädd 1782” [1966 Sweden]

Vilgot Sjöman was no stranger to controversy even before his ground-breaking films “I am Curious [Blue, and Yellow]”. Made a year earlier, “Syskonbädd 1782” [Eng. Title: My Sister My Love] – a costume melodrama set in the seventeenth century … Continue reading

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What you don’t take, you won’t have! “Marketa Lazarová” [1967 Czechoslovakia]

Frantisek Vlácil is considered one of the pioneers of the Czech New Wave. Having started out as a graphic artist, Vlácil ventured into film, particularly features, much later in his career, and therefore belonged to an earlier generation to … 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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Things happen unexpectedly: “Tan de repente” [2002 Argentina, Netherlands]

Diego Lerman makes an assured directorial début with his neatly packaged character-study-as-comedy feature “Tan de repente” [Eng. Title: Suddenly]. Set in and around contemporary Buenos Aires, the film vividly captures a lot more than its meagre storyline, thanks to … Continue reading

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‘C’ for crime: “Der amerikanische Soldat” [1970 West Germany]

Mention “Der amerikanische Soldat” [Eng. Title: The American Soldier], and we’d be talking about early Fassbinder. For this was the period when Rainer Werner Fassbinder was experimenting with various genre in his own unique style that was still evolving, … Continue reading

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