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French noir satire kills with comedy.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL In classic film noir immersions, such as Nicholas Ray’s On Dangerous Ground, the investigating police officer sent to solve a crime reveals flaws that match or mirror those of the perpetrator they obsessively...
Egyptian life switch comedy plays it silly.
Available for a limited season in Australian multiplex cinemas after a blockbuster run in its homeland and surrounding territories, director Wael Ehsan’s sappy, silly Miss Mommy features a spirited lead turn from Egyptian comedian Yasmin...
Emotional protest caught well by amateur cameraman.
When Emad Burnat and his wife had a new son, this poor Palestinian farm labourer decided to buy a video camera. In this he was like so many proud parents around the world. one of the most compelling documentaries yet seen on the Israeli-Palestini...
Marriage of few words makes for murky drama.
PALESTINIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Not a lot is revealed is this frustratingly inert drama. Chronicling the final moments of a married couple of few words in their eastern Jerusalem enclave before they voluntarily relocate to Paris, writer/director...
Vox pop doco keeps it simple.
JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Although it never says so outright, Yolande Zauberman’s suggestively titled exercise in provocation does seem to think that the path to global peace is best laid horizontally. Through its grainy video footage...
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