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  • Breaking the Waves
  • Holy Motors
  • The Master
  • The Great Beauty

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  • The Marriage of Maria Braun

    ★★★½

  • Ocean's Eleven

    ★★★★

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    ★★★★

  • Resurrection

    ★★★

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  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★½

    When you were eleven, what did you think you would be doing now?

    Charlotte Wells is without a doubt a great talent and a career to follow. She understands cinema and knows how to build a strong and personal narrative fully exploiting the language of cinema. Sophie replays her childhood memories over and over again, trying to find the meaning that was not there then.
    A beautiful mise-en-scène gives each relationship in aftersun deep and a life changing urgency.
    Her…

  • House of Tolerance

    House of Tolerance

    ★★★★½

    Si nous ne brûlons pas, comment éclairer la nuit ? Henri Michaux
    If we don't burn, how will the sky be lit?

    A brief history of time and space in a french brothel, gorgeously filmed, with a mixture of candor and desperate fatalism. Never trying to look "too period", costumes bring a fabulously modern energy to the film. It's heterogeneity, is an artistic and political manifesto, that produces a dissonance that borders on the sublime.

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  • Close-Up

    Close-Up

    ★★★★★

    This is cinema at it's best. A masterful distortion of fact and fiction. Sabzian is neither an artist nor a con man, he's a cinephile, and we the audience are the actual jury. “Whenever I fell depressed or overwhelmed, I feel the urge to shout to the world the anguish of my soul, the torments I’ve experienced, all my sorrows but no one wants to hear about them.” Close-up looks into the heart of this man in an Iran post-revolution,…

  • Zazie dans le Métro

    Zazie dans le Métro

    ★★★★

    Before Amélie and Wes Anderson it was Zazie. Zazie dans le Métro. Before Zazie we had  La règle du jeu.