Forbidden Games

By now I have seen a respectable number of films. This has made me only aware that there are so many precious, great films in film history that so far never have entered into my orbit. I am also sure that it would be a good fortune to see them. One of them I recently...

Where to start with Arab Film?

Arab cinema refers to films from the various countries and cultures of the Arab world. Among the Arab nations Egypt has by far the biggest tradition as a filmmaking country. Three quarters of all the films made so far in the Middle East and North Africa are from...

Trying to do the Right Thing

The film I pick from last week’s watching is The Unknown Girl (2016) from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. It is about a young doctor named Jenny Davin who is thorough, dedicated and compassionate towards the mostly poor people who come to her practice. One...

Sometimes Silence Speaks More Than Words

The film I would like to bring this week under your attention is the 2018 drama film La Enfermedad del Domingo – Sunday’s Illness by the Spanish director Ramón Salazar. It is a Netflix original which I am afraid easily can be overlooked. It deserves...

Looking into a Mirror

Another significant, highly accomplished film of the 20th century, which I so far have hesitated to write about is The Mirror by the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. This film from 1975 is chronologically located in the middle of the seven masterpieces that...

The Power of Memories

The film that stood out to me in the past week was definitively the Brazilian film Found Memories by Julia Murat (2011). A couple of years ago I had been made aware of this film, but it was not before now I came across a copy of this film.  The title in Portuguese is...
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