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  • Colossal Youth

    ★★★★½

  • Captain Volkonogov Escaped

    ★★★½

  • Rhino

    ★★

  • Brigitte Bardot Forever

    ★★★½

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  • The Falcons

    The Falcons

    ★★★★★

    István Gaál is a director who enjoyed significant success with Current (Sodrásban1964), about a group of young people on a hot summer day. Shot by Sándor Sára, the film won plaudits for its lyrical style that eschewed simple narration. It was named one of the 12 Best Hungarian Films 1948-1968 by Hungarian directors and critics in 1969. The following year, The Falcons (Magasiskola 1970 appeared.

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  • Brigitte Bardot Forever

    Brigitte Bardot Forever

    ★★★½

    Lech Majewski makes Art cinema with a capital a. Apart from directing films, he also writes, paints and composes music. He takes on several roles in his films as well, and he could be labelled a true auteur if anyone still bothers with that characterisation. His most famous film may be The Mill and the Cross (Młyn i krzyż’2011) with Rutger Hauer.

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  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    The film Bergman Island got its name from the famous Swedish director Bergman Island. Mr Island was well-known for angst-ridden films about religious doubt and spiritual loneliness. In the early sixties, he moved to the island of Fårö, where he would reside for the rest of his life. The French director Mia Hansen-Løve visited Fårö a few years ago with her ex-husband Olivier Assayas.

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  • Capitu and the Chapter

    Capitu and the Chapter

    Júlio Bressane has been an essential voice in Brazilian avant-garde cinema for decades. However, Capitu and the Chapter (Capitu e o capítulo) was the first of his films that I’ve seen. Possibly not the ideal place to start since it is filled with scenes from his earlier works.

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