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  • Marketa Lazarová

    Marketa Lazarová

    ★★★★★

    Marketa Lazarová (1967) ambushes the viewer, emerging suddenly from obscurity to overwhelm with a rush of sensation, like a cinema bandit, like the primitive hordes that provide the film’s main characters. An unforgettable—but also largely unknown—work, it demands the broader audience this release will bring it. Most films lay out a journey for us, take us for a ride, exhilarate or charm us, but give us some idea of where we are going. Marketa Lazarová sweeps us up in a…

  • The Devil

    The Devil

    ★★★★★

    "Countries can rot and vanish. But traitors remain unharmed. Cowards and criminals are always fine. I can show you the way. The future belongs to those who can see ahead. That's why you must gain awareness. Then the national question shines out, becomes what it is like distant polar lights. You see that's the whole truth."

    There are things which cannot be comprehensive through the language and so it is the masterwork of Zulawski, Diabel.
    There's still one idea which…

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  • Under the Shadow

    Under the Shadow

    ★★★★

    Iranian cinematography is making progress in terms of horror films, especially films oriented in terms of psychological dramas that have a well-constructed and flexible storyline, this allow the adaptation of certain types of hybrid scenarios, especially those placed in terms of psychological horror.
    In the last two years, we had two movies of this kind, namely 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' - 2014 and 'Under the Shadow' - 2016, both films aim to explore a world beyond appearances,…

  • Origins of the 21st Century

    Origins of the 21st Century

    ★★★★★

    "Since the body-soul pairing means each deforms the other, we must separate them to know them properly.
    The society makes the body seem something more than it is, and the soul something less."