Monthly Archives: February 2014

“PURE” directed by Lisa Langseth (“Till det som ar Vackert”)

“PURE”    (“Till det som ar Vackert”)   directed by Lisa Langseth (her debut film)  – released in Sweden, October  2010   On16 Feb. 2014 TV  SBS 2 (Australia) showed “PURE”, starring Alicia Vikander, as Katarina and Samuel Froler as Adam. The … Continue reading

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Christine Hakim – follows the signposts on the road of Life

Christine Hakim – Follows the signposts on the road of life                                            The matter of “identity” has been on Christine Hakim’s mind for most of her life. In her most famous role as Tjoet Nja Dhien, she played a woman who … Continue reading

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Anthony Chen and the film that took over his life

When I interviewed Anthony Chen, (29 years old) from Singapore, he came across as a young man inspired, despite struggling with jetlag, induced by months of world-wide travel.Since his film “Ilo Ilo” had it’s premiere at Cannes and went on … Continue reading

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OMAR

OMAR (Directed by Hany Abu-Assad, 2013) Omar is a young Palestinian man.. who works as a baker, (played by Adam Bakrie – a brilliant performance). He and his two childhood friends, Tarek and Amjad, are involved in what the Israelis … Continue reading

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The Great Beauty (review by Cynthia Webb)

Paolo Sorrentino certainly understood that film-goers and writers and would link this film to “La Dolce Vita” (Fellini) and “La Notte” (Antonioni). There is also a touch of Visconti. He has given us the 21st Century version. We meet the … Continue reading

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