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Fox and the whale (2017)

A slow, low-key visual poem of sorts, meticulously animated in an appealing mix of 3D realism and rather extreme geometric stylization. The fox wanders aimlessly through breathtaking surroundings. Nothing much really happens storywise, but I still think I’ll keep this … Continue reading

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25-е – первый день [The 25th – the first day] (1968)

Fragments of Tatlin’s tower, billowing red flags, Shostakovich. Grey cubist cityscapes superimposed upon one another, with constructivist text. The swirling movement of the people is a rebellious dance impossible to stop. Capitalism, royalty, and religion are swept away by the … Continue reading

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Als twee druppels water (1963) »I’ll do anything!« Identity, heroism, mistakes. Meek and ordinary Hennie in the cigarshop is unexpectedly and abruptly thrown into an odd maze of mystery, suspense – and passion. »I can start a new life now.« … Continue reading

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Αγέλαστος πέτρα (2000) I wander by, aimlessly, like this. The mysteries of Eleusis are unearthed (partially, at least) in numerous and extended excavations – literal and symbolic. The great wound of history. Inevitable change, with the old – reluctantly or … Continue reading

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Niskavuoren naiset (1938) Power, money, reputation, stability, family. Will old ways ever change, can true love shake all foundations and threaten status quo? A romantic tale of strong women surrounding a torn man doubting where he really belongs. Oldfashioned and … Continue reading

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Το προξενιό της Άννας [The matchmaking of Anna] (1972) A forced courtship is catalytic in this short ensemble piece concerning a shy, reclusive maid stuck between the benevolently oppressive bourgeois family she works for and her dependent rural family. Ambiguous, tender, … Continue reading

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Den eneste ene (1999) One of the freshest feel-good films I’ve seen for quite a while, with odd characters and a lingering cinematographic style that creates a special mood. Rather predictable storywise and far too simplistic resolutions, but I suppose that comes with the … Continue reading

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