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Raising the green-eyed monster: “Otel-lo” [2012 Spain]

Catalan writer-director Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font makes his feature film début with “Otel-lo”, an interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s famous tragedies (Othello). The film might have been made with a ridiculously minuscule budget, but it hardly mattered. It manages to … Continue reading

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Chance and destiny during an economic crisis: “An…” [2012 Greece]

Christoforos Papakaliatis makes an assured directorial début with the romantic drama “An…” [Eng. Title: What If…] – a film that’d also become a personal project, with him in a starring role and also writing its screenplay. Set against the backdrop … Continue reading

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Women, the wondrous mystery of the animal kingdom: “Attenberg” [2010 Greece]

Multifaceted Athina Rachel Tsangari belongs to a unique group of talented artists who apparently enjoy working on each other’s film projects in different capacities. Her 2010 film “Attenberg” has an actor who was the director of the acclaimed “Dogtooth” … Continue reading

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Rie Rasmussen in “Human Zoo” [2009 France]

Danish born model-turned-actress Rie Rasmussen made her directorial debut in this 2009 French production, “Human Zoo”. For a debut, this film is an awesome achievement, and it only underlines her creative credentials as one of the rising talents in world cinema … Continue reading

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