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Tethered to university teaching positions or day jobs, sustained largely by grants, and ignored by the broader reading public, the lives of most modern poets are not especially fertile grounds for film adaptation. But Elizabeth Bishop was a...
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: As he did so masterfully with The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 – which shed fresh light on the Black Panther Party that emerged amidst the counter-culture of the 1960s – so Göran Hugo Olsson works similar material from...
Well-meaning comedy gilds the lily
Ruben Alves blends his Portuguese family’s backstory into the warm – if a little weird – French farce, The Gilded Cage. the message gets muddled in the madness
Politics a family affair in Argentinian historical drama.
SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL: On screen violence presents a major dilemma for any filmmaker using a child as their central protagonist. How much – even make-believe exposure – should a child actor have? Is it possible that trauma would not just be...
Festival favourite too arty for its own good.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: Woody Allen once complained that television audiences have had their tastes systematically lowered. Has the same thing happened at film festivals? At times, it seems that festivals from Cannes to that worst of offenders,...
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