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  • Wandering Wind

    Wandering Wind

    ★★★½

    they don't have bhagyaraj posters in dubai

  • Prayanam

    Prayanam

    ★★★★

    debut film by writing/directing team padmarajan and bharathan. a young woman, oldest of four daughters, gets married off to an aging widower in a dying brahmin village. a young man, his family long since exiled to city, comes back to his uncle's house. of course they have an affair, of course it ends badly.

    home and tradition and exile, complicated by bharathan and padmarajan with their focus on very complicated erotics, a beautifully observed mise en scene (shot by soon…

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  • Jauja

    Jauja

    ★★★★★

    jauja is often but not always about a man trying to walk through a landscape without falling, although he ends up falling often.

    jauja is a film for people who love horses and dogs.

    the horizon in jauja rarely dominates, it is a landscape film where the screen is most often dominated by tall grass, rocks, dirt, still water, rocks. in one of the central moments the night sky dominates the frame, but in that shot the central figure is…

  • Three

    Three

    ★★★★½

    tiny fable of spiritual growth at unimaginable cost.

    the body is fragile and soul is vulnerable. moves to an internal music i'm still struggling to hear, same melody as that other baffling masterpiece life without principle.

    think none of us understand this.