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  • Rona, Azim's Mother

    ★★★★

  • Winter's Night

    ★★★★½

  • Winter After Winter

    ★★★

  • Dreaming Murakami

    ★★★★½

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  • Rona, Azim's Mother

    Rona, Azim's Mother

    ★★★★

    “Rona, Azim's Mother” by Jamshid Mahmoudi

    “My mother is all my life.”

    In the constant stream of images of refugees making their way to Europe and the USA we often tend to forget the stories behind the faces of the people we see on camera and newspaper articles. Since many young families, or the young fathers alone, start the sheer never-ending journey from Africa or Arab countries, their stories speak not only of the possibility of a future they want…

  • Winter's Night

    Winter's Night

    ★★★★½

    “Winter's Night” [“Gyeo-ul-ba-me”] by Jang Woo-jin

    “I came here with my husband, but I lost him.”

    In general, recounting the course of your life, you find your connections to people and places as the most significant stages which have defined your identity among other aspects. However, as you change over time, so does the connection, something you can easily experience when you return to your home town or meet people again, for example in the context of an alumni reunion.…

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  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★★

    The Evil Dead by Sam Raimi

    “I don't like cellars.“

    When Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead premiered in the USA in 1982 all the hardships of its production would soon be rewarded starting with an enthusiastic review of the film by none other that author Stephen King himself writing this is “the most ferociously original horror film of the year”, a text which would raise eyebrows within the industry and secure the film an international release. Within the context of…

  • Blues Harp

    Blues Harp

    ★★★★

    Blues Harp by Takashi Miike

    “I have to go beyond this place to go anywhere.”

    If one believes one of the leading experts on Asian, especially Japanese cinema, Blues Harp by Takashi Miike is “the film that will shed much-needed light on the hidden sides of that genuine filmmaker Takashi Miike”. In a year which can be regarded as one of the quieter years in the career of the director in terms of the film made, Blues Harp, together with…