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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    Not many topics of cinema discourse appear as frequently as the very concept of filmmaking as a creative process. After all, a film is an object of expression of a given thought or emotion, drawn from various artistic and technical disciplines to manifest or interpret the sources of said object. And this object represents a particular goal from particular inspirations toward which the filmmaker pursues. Although widely examined and documented, what remains underexplored in cinema discourse is the culmination of…

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    From the very first scene, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem embraces the POV shot as the primary guiding principle for its cinematography. Resolutely defined by a near-complete absence of the objective perspective, the camera articulates an extraordinary subjectivity. The framing audaciously reminds viewers that the on-screen images are tethered to character perspectives. It affords a dramatic concentration that further confines viewers to the setting of the rabbinical family courtroom. Claustrophobia complements Vivian's efforts to attain a gett (Jewish divorce),…

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