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Cuts from KIFF Vol I: The Festival

“Life itself is an irony, when juxtaposed with death”       –   Satyajit Ray

         Had he truly believed in this, he would have reclined to his favourite arm chair in his house and world would be robbed of some gems of cinema. 943 more words


Surprised about Wallonia's CETA stand? You don't watch enough movies

For two decades now, among foreign movie buffs, the European city most closely identified with rising anxieties surrounding globalization, immigration and economic dislocation has been the hard-scrabble Wallonian industrial city of Seraing, near Liege. 58 more words


MAMI Day 4: A mixed bag with Unknown Girl, Maroon, Multiple Maniacs and The Wailing | catchnews

The plot is simple, once , I walked out the doors, walked out the mall, ran five minutes down the street, got my bag checked once again, sat in for my second Indian movie of the festival, Maroon, and didn’t stand up for the national anthem again. 78 more words


The Dardenne Brothers' 'The Unknown Girl': Cannes Review | Hollywood Reporter

Early in The Unknown Girl, the tenth feature from masters of European realism Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, the young medic played with affecting sobriety and deeply internalized focus by Adele Haenel chides her rattled intern, telling him, “A good doctor has to control his emotions.” While Haenel’s character, Jenny Davin, never forgets that rule, this quiet drama is powered by the ways in which her professionalism expands to accommodate personal investment, accountability and atonement after an unwitting action — or rather, inaction — on her part leads to tragic consequences. 13 more words


VIFF 2016: The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2016)

The architecture of the thriller suits the Dardennes more comfortably than it might first appear. In spite of their naturalism, the Belgian brothers construct intricate scaffolding for their films to rival many of their more outwardly formalist peers, and The Unknown Girl is perhaps more open about the structural blueprint than anything they’ve produced recently. 254 more words

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The Kid With A Bike (2011) ★★★★

Belgium’s most acclaimed directors (there is not much competition other than Chantal Akerman) have a remarkable talent to tell small-scale stories of ordinary people, in a deeply humanist and sympathetic manner, without resorting to mawkish sentimentality or emotional exaggeration. 681 more words


Cannes 2016: La Fille Inconnue (The Unknown Girl)

I covered Cannes Film Festival this year, and I will be posting my reviews here weekly. My pieces are on a website known as The Upcoming and have been published in something called Swipe magazine. 367 more words