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  • L'Argent
  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • The Face of Another

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  • The Devil's Trap

    ★★★½

  • A Walk with Kiarostami

  • Witchhammer

    ★★★★

  • Mother Joan of the Angels

    ★★★★

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  • Mother Joan of the Angels

    Mother Joan of the Angels

    ★★★★

    Mother Joan of the Angels is a film against dogma. (…) It is a love story about a man and a woman who wear church clothes, and whose religion does not allow them to love each other. (…) The devils that possess these characters are the external manifestations of their repressed love.
    – Jerzy Kawalerowicz

    What actually are devils if not the repressed desires, love and souls?

  • Devi

    Devi

    ★★★★

    The girl whose big sad eyes continuously cried the tears of pain and suffering from the moment she became a living goddess. It is really hard to be a God.
    What haunting beauty the imagery holds here.

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  • One Day Before the Rainy Season

    One Day Before the Rainy Season

    ★★★★½

    It is based on Mohan Rakesh's three Act play by the same name. Before watching it I read the whole play and then watched the film. I must say that Mani Kaul has done total justice to Rakesh's play. He grasped the true tone and pace of the play and presented it in a masterful way in this film.
    It is filmed in typical Mani Kaul style, which is influenced by Bresson. As I have said earlier in my review…

  • In the Name of God

    In the Name of God

    ★★★★

    Saints, I see
    The world is mad
    If I tell the truth
    They rush to beat me
    If I lie they trust me

    Hindus claim Ram as the One
    Muslims claim Rahim
    Then they kill each other
    Knowing not
    The essence

    With prayer beads and caps
    And brows of holy paint
    They lose themselves
    In sacred hymns but
    Know not their own souls

    Many holy men I've seen
    Teacher of holy books
    Who acquire disciples
    Venerate graves
    But know not…