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When can consensual sex become rape: “La condanna” [1991 Italy]

Marco Bellocchio throws the cat among the pigeons in his courtroom drama “La condanna” [Eng. Title: The Conviction] by pitting the legal interpretation of consensual sex against the dynamics of sexual politics.
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Sexual repression and defiance in post-revolution Hungary – Egymásra nézve [1982]

Among Eastern European directors, Hungarian Károly Makk has been a favourite in western film festivals over the years, for his elegantly subdued direction, and the haunting atmospheric images that he uses to reflect the politics and circumstances of his … Continue reading

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Kieslowski through the lens, darkly, in “Bez Konca” [1985 Poland]

By the time Krzysztof Kieslowski completed “Bez Konca” [Eng. Title: No End], he was already highly respected among arthouse circles, but his first overtly political film wasn’t particularly well received back home. Understandable – considering that Poland was under … Continue reading

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