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  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★★½

  • Young Girls of Wilko

    ★★★★

  • Black Girl

    ★★★★

  • Germany Year Zero

    ★★★★

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  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★★½

    (1) Masterpiece

    The promising "Night and Fog" imaged the impossible memory of a monstrous human, and to this day embodies one of the most daring portraits of the mass massacres in Nazi Europe. In "Hiroshima mon Amour", the catastrophic memory is desired, even begged: humanity resigns to oblivion and thus the derision of its hypocrisy, at least that is what She (the remarkable Emmanuelle Riva) suggests. Because this first feature film of Alain Resnais is much more than that; the…

  • Young Girls of Wilko

    Young Girls of Wilko

    ★★★★

    (3) Very Good

    Nostalgia and dereliction are at the core of this meditation on fugitive time. It is with illustrious care for detail that Wajda examines space and sensations, reverberated in a gallery of characters disjointed between appearance and emotion, image of a bygone time. The delicate staging allows itself visual finds of all beauty, here fruitful to scrupulous philosophical interrogations on the relationship between the transient human and the indelible space that it inhabits.

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  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★★

    (3) Very Good

    Music, a celebration: this is what the prestigious opening of "Annette" suggests to us. But is that really what this is about? Leos Carax is a box of surprises and it is not wonder that he changes his reasons along the way. Music as critic? Accuser of the overexploitation of the media, of the consummation of its heroes; there is no lack of reflections. This is the great genius of the filmmaker, in the meticulous reunion of…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    (1) Masterpiece

    The face, the hands, the reflection, the landscape, the performance: "Persona" is a viscerally mysterious draft, and it holds well reason to the fascination it engenders. Yet Bergman is not far from his usual themes: depths of the soul, darkness of faith, unspeakable psychic torrents. Only, his artistic frankness reaches a whole new level here. Speckled by astonishing compositions of the gifted Sven Nykvist, this calligram between form and expression redefines the very nature of the power of…