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Parody-play: “Le jeu avec le feu” [1975 France, Italy]

 
Alain Robbe-Grillet:
It has taken a while to bring up Alain Robbe-Grillet’s filmography despite his obvious candidature for this site, simply because one would also need a passing knowledge of his important literary legacy that subsequently spawned his film career to do … Continue reading

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Morning Interim: “The Safe House” [2016 Portugal, UK]

João Paulo Simões’s anthology “The Morning Interim” is a series of experimental short films exploring ‘the darker side’ using a combination of abstract motifs and atmosphere. The first in this series, “The Safe House” pertains to a woman (Helena … Continue reading

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Defending individual freedoms: “SM-rechter” [2009 Belgium]

For his directorial feature-length film début, Erik Lamens had chosen a sensational court case from late nineties’ Belgium as his subject. “SM-rechter” [Eng. Title: SM-Judge, Ger. Title: SM Richter] dramatises the story of a sitting judge who was convicted … Continue reading

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A review: “See You in Hell, My Darling” [1999, Greece]

Nikos Nikolaidis made “Tha se do stin Kolasi, agapi mou” [Eng. Title: See You in Hell, My Darling] following Singapore Sling. It may have been filmed in colour, with a different storyline, but it nevertheless shares similarities in style … Continue reading

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The love, the horror: “Vi” [2013 Sweden]

Mani Maserrat’s daring second feature, “Vi” [Eng. Title: Us] takes an intimate look at the disintegration of a passionate but tragic relationship. The violence and destruction is not as much physical as it is psychological.
Krister and newly arrived Ida … Continue reading

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