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Ee.Ma.Yau

The story of ‘’Ee Ma Yau’’, aka ‘’R.I.P’’, begins in a coastal area of Kochi, where we meet Vavachan Mesthiri. He narrates the story of his father’s funeral. From here onwards, Poovankery Francis Mathew, the film’s screenwriter, spoon-feeds us the whole story from the weltanschauung of each character involving in the film. The journey is […]

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City of Women

City of Women perfectly fulfills Fellini’s desire to make films “sincere to the point of being indecent”-appearing to be an autobiographical account of Fellini’s libertine-like experience with women. “All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” “Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be […]

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A Separation

Built in the backdrop of modern-day Iran, A Separation is a careful interjection into the constructed realities of two interconnected families that are bound by the convictions of their religious duties juxtaposed against their unvaried lives. Nader and Simin are introduced as a happily married couple who debate the possibility of moving abroad to secure […]

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Akaler Sandhane

Literally meaning ‘In search of a Famine’, Akaler Sandhane explores the hardships of Great Bengal Famine of 1943. Employing shades of Deja-vu like back- and-forth shooting sequences, it’s often referred to as a ‘film-within-a-film’, a metafilm. The plot of the movie revolves around a crew and a director who, in the process of documenting the […]

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Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder is a 2003 South Korean crime drama based upon what are regarded as Korea’s first serial killings. It is only the second directorial outing of the now highly acclaimed director Bong Joon-Ho.In Gyeonggi Province, there are bodies of girls being found raped and murdered savagely. Local detective Park Doo-man, who believes he […]