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Nanni Moretti's story of losing a mother offers glimpses of gentle wisdom.
Losing a mother can affect the psyche in a particularly primal way, leaving even the middle-aged feeling lost or orphaned. Italian writer-director Nanni Moretti’s autobiographically inspired Mia Madre captures this dislocation in an intriguing –...
Francesco Munzi doesn’t care much about plot, suspense or the tradition of the crime film. Instead, this a portrait of a society that feeds its own destruction.
Black Souls (Anime Nere), a crime melodrama from Italy in the official festival competition, is a dark journey indeed - but it does open with one corker of a gag. Set in the secret world of the ‘Ndrangheta, Calabria’s mafia, we move quickly from ...
The Movie Show reviews The Commitments.
Margaret: Alan Parker, maker of Midnight Express, Fame, Angel Heart, etc., has been looking for that breakthrough film for a while. Maybe with The Commitments he's found it. The film is set in modern Dublin, looking at times almost post...
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The disparate migration of key members of a family unit makes for an intriguing proposition in Dyana Gaye’s feature debut. Splitting the action concisely between three cities (Turin, New York and Dakar), the...
A powerful look at the passion of revolutionary fervour.
Gilles (Clement Metayer) has a tall, slight, slender physique worthy of a rock star. He’s got a mop of dark hair coiffed like Sticky Fingers period Keith Richards. Gilles doesn’t talk much, but he believes in direct action. At 17 he’s an aspiring...
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