Monthly Archives: January 2014

The brilliance of Asghar Farhadi, (Iran)

On February 6th, Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, “The Past” will be screening in selected cinemas around Australia. It has taken a long time to reach our shores, but we must be thankful that it’s getting distribution at all, considering the … Continue reading

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“Mystery Road” directed by Ivan Sen

This excellent 2013 film was shown on ABC TV tonight (Australia wide), a perfect choice to commemorate Australia Day  (26th January) because it’s directed by Ivan Sen ( indigenous Australian) and stars Aaron Pedersen ( also an indigenous Australian).  Both … Continue reading

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Christine Hakim – heroine of Indonesia

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Lord David Puttnam

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Simon Yam and Cyn

It was my privilege to meet Simon Yam, a legendary actor of Hong Kong, and a very modest and nice person. Of his huge number of films – many were directed by Johnny To, to whom he credited a lot … Continue reading

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The first day of my cinema blog — commenced on Australia Day, 2014.

The story of a cinephile, named Cynthia Webb Add Media My addiction to Cinema began when my mother took me to see “Salome” starring Rita Hayworth.  She wanted to see it, so she just HAD to take me along – … Continue reading

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