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  • The Fire, The Blood, The Stars

    The Fire, The Blood, The Stars

    "Tu sais comme on fait pour pas manger ses rêves? Il faut toujours dire la vérité. Si tu dis la vérité, ta vérité, tu manges jamais des rêves."

    You can watch this one here.

  • Lisbela and the Prisoner

    Lisbela and the Prisoner

    ★★★★★

    "A senhora é doce. Como a chuva de caju que cai de repente no calor mais duro de novembro. Linda, como o vento num pasto bem grande! Dona Lisbela, a senhora pra mim... é a bandeira brasileira!"


    Refreshing and endearing as ever. The idea of true love as an eye-opener to our country's beauties and culture is something I can't get enough of. Would make a pretty cool double bill with Humberto Mauro's Argila.

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  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    ★★★★★

    A 2-hour long conversation with my heart, with my soul, my spirit, I don't know. There's no better way for me to describe Nights of Cabiria. Absolutely gut-wrenching, because it's exactly what anyone needs in life: the presence of heart to keep seeing beauty in things. Ma La Vita Continua...

    I don't think this film would even have been possible were it not for Fellini's and Giulietta Masina's love for each other. A teacher in film school once taught me…

  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've been trying to get my mom and sis to sit down and watch this with me ever since it came out. This weekend we finally did it, because neither could take another minute of me talking about how much it had reminded me of my late dad - a very funny, incredibly loving (white-haired, german-speaking Swiss) man, and the missing piece in our lives.

    For this gift alone Toni Erdmann would rank high with me - I could feel…