A charming and unpretentious masterpiece about the beauty of an ‘ordinary’ life.
A man wakes up beside his beautiful wife. He kisses her shoulder, makes coffee, and goes to work. He drives a bus in downtown Paterson, New Jersey, eavesdropping on passengers, writing poetry in his lunch hour, and coming home to walk the dog and...
When parody becomes political, it's no laughing matter
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: That the leadership of Iran has no sense of humour will not surprise even those vaguely acquainted with that Islamic republic. Ayatollahs are not known for their timing, or grasp of comic nuance. Even so, the...
Superb revisionist western has real world implications.
PERSIAN FILM FESTIVAL: My Sweet Pepper Land is about a kind of battle and begins just as another has ended. Saddam Hussein is gone. The movie’s hero is a Kurd called Baran (Korkmaz Arslan). He is tough, quiet, a little cynical, wears a hat and...
A complex moral tale by a masterful filmmaker.
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE: For much of this century television sitcom makers have been profiting comically from the escalation of embarrassing consequences that come with trying to avoid being caught out in a minor mistruth or...