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The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse is a tale of two lighthouse keepers stationed on a mysterious island in the 1890s, who grapple with their minds as well as the gloomy surroundings. Inspired by true events of the kind on an island in Wales, Eggers infused the story with mythical undertones and a sound design that fits […]

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Marianne and Juliane

The film Marianne and Julianne (1981) owing true to its name, follows the story of two sisters carrying the same name. Set in the 1960s and ’70s, it captures the life and history of Gudrun Ensslin, a member of The Red Army Faction who was found dead in her prison cell in Stammheim in 1977.  […]

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Ran

Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of the Shakespeare’s King Lear, Ran is an epic tale of tragedy, remorse and regret grounded in the dramatic lives of medieval Japanese nobility. It explores the very humane idea of a character flaw often leading to colossal, unintended and tragic consequences. The magnum opus revolves around a senile Japanese warlord Hidetori […]

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Winter Sleep

Set in a mountainous Turkish town, ‘’Winter Sleep’’ is a slow-paced drama that examines the significant and typical divide between the rich and the poor of the country. At the heart of the story, we have Aydin, a former actor and hotel owner who writes columns for a local daily, facing multiple crisis of the […]