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Quick Take: The Past (2013)

You may remember The Past‘s director Asghar Farhadi from the acclaimed A Separation from 2011, which made my Top 10 from that year. Farhadi has a knack for communicating crucial pieces of his stories through the images onscreen rather than through dialogue, as if the stage directions written into included even the quickest glance between characters. 68 more words

Entertainment

Blackpaint 459 - Martial, Andre and Oscar at the Pompidou

Martial Raysse at the Pompidou Centre

I’d never heard of this artist until now; I suppose he’s a sort of Richard Hamilton – pop art, ideas man, always changing, cutting edge.   555 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art

A Separation - Late To The Party

TL;DR: Watching good people struggle through painful, complicated situations is no easy feat. “A Separation” tenderly plants the viewer in the centre of a certain Iranian family’s dilemma, asks you politely to care about them and follow their arduous emotional traipse through unforeseen consequences where no-one and everyone is to blame. 594 more words

Blackpaint 458 - Braque, Yoko and Johnny at Bilbao

Braque at the Guggenheim, Bilbao

First, a full-size ballet stage set; very rough-cut “curtains and crooked arches, roughly-painted houses, windows of a “working class section” of an Italian town – I didn’t record the name of the ballet. 680 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art

PERSIAN UNTOLD STORIES IN VIENNA, STROBL

“PERSIAN UNTOLD STORIES” HAVE HOLDING “IRAN CULTURAL NIGHTS”AROUND THE WORLD FROM JUNE 2013. WE AIM AT INTRODUCING OUR CULTURE, HISTORY, LITERATURE, MUSIC & CINEMA IN OUR TRAVELS THROUGH DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. 27 more words

Sociology

A Separation

Nader and Simin have been married 14 years and have a daughter just weeks away from her 11th birthday and some important exams. However, they’re getting separated. 788 more words

Review

Weekly Friday Reviews Vol 4 - Catch Up Special Part Deux

Welcome back to “Friday” reviews! Yes I realise it’s Tuesday, dear anonymous non-existent reader, but lets just go with “technical difficulties” or some-such to explain the delay. 1,675 more words