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Francesca Neri in “Las Edades de Lulú” [1990 Spain]

Bigas Luna revelled in pushing the envelope, especially when it came to exploring the darker recesses of the human mind – he certainly does in the 1990 drama, “Las Edades de Lulú” [Eng. Title: The Ages of Lulu].
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Maria Panourgia & Sofia Georgovassili in “Mavro Livadi” BR1080 [2009 Greece]

I’m only beginning to discover Greek cinema, but whatever I’ve seen so far is refreshing (and educational too – for e.g., now I know a Janissary is not a union of workers in the cleaning profession but a Christian … Continue reading

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Clara Choveaux in “Tiresia” [2003 France]

Bertrand Bonello’s 2003 film, “Tiresia” is a strange drama relating to obsession and possession. The title and main character’s name apparently allude to Greek mythology where a blind prophet transforms into a woman for a number of years.
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