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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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Black Girl (1966)

One of the most influential Sub-Saharan films, Black Girl (1966) was Ousmane Sembene’s feature debut. Black Girl follows the life of a Sengalese girl Diouana who works for a French mistress as a babysitter to her children. Diouana moves to France to work for the mistress, with hopes of doing good in the big city. […]

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The French Connection (1971)

William Friedkin’s gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between ‘Popeye’ Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is […]

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Chinatown (1974)

Chinatown is Roman Polanski’s neo-noir film of 1974. Considered as one of the greatest films of all time, it received 11 Academy Award nominations for different categories with Robert Towne winning one for ‘best original screenplay’ in 1975. The movie was also honoured with four Golden Globe awards. Chinatown is a unique noir film blended […]

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RAGING BULL ( 1980 )

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical sports drama film directed by an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor Martin Scorsese considered as one of the major figures of the New Hollywood era and widely regarded as “one of the most significant and influential directors in film history.” Raging Bull sets the story of a […]