Tag Archives: 2010s

Selim Gunes – Kar Beyaz AKA White As Snow (2010)

The movie takes the audience on a journey through time by throwing light on the vicious cycle of an era, taking place at the beginning of the seventies. The director gives life to the story on screen by telling the story of a child, Hasan, who in the dilemma of poverty and deprivation of a small village is bound to life by the love to his mother. It shows, Hasan struggling to earn money by selling ‘ayran’ and how people around him sort out their problems with their own lives. (IMDb) Read More »

Ela Thier – Foreign Letters (2012)

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Foreign Letters is a beautifully stamped love letter to friendship and to the everlasting essence of relationships between human beings. We all long to connect. We long for affection, for love, for meaning, for understanding, and for someone we can be there for and who can be there for us.

The story is simple but profound because of how relatable it is on an entirely universal level. The basic establishment of the plot is that an immigrant girl who has moved with her family from Israel finds herself adjusting to a new life in America and while adjusting to the new school, education system, and general lifestyle she meets a Vietnamese girl who is growing up also amidst the surrounding culture climate of the times. Read More »

Oliver Hirschbiegel – Elser AKA 13 Minutes (2015)

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In November 1939, Georg Elser’s attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

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The German director Oliver Hirschbiegel impressed viewers the world over with his brutal and psychologically astute 2001 film “The Experiment,” but it was with 2004’s “Downfall,” a spectacularly effective picture about Hitler in his last days, that he not only made his reputation as a world-class filmmaker but also inadvertently created an Internet meme. Read More »

Jun Lana – Mga kuwentong barbero AKA Barber’s Tales (2013)

Barber’s Tales (Filipino: Mga Kuwentong Barbero) is a 2013 Filipino drama film by Jun Robles Lana. The film stars Eugene Domingo as Marilou, a widow who is forced to take her late husband’s job as community barber during the end of Marcos era. The film is the follow up to Lana’s film Bwakaw and second of a trilogy focused on the small town life in the Philippines.[1] The film had its world premiere and competed at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival, where it won the Best Actress Award for Eugene Domingo’s performance.

The film had its commercial release in the Philippines on August 13, 2014. Read More »

Whitney Horn & Lev Kalman – Two Plains & a Fancy (2018)

Described on its Kickstarter page as “..a satirical, experimental “Spa Western” set in Colorado in 1893”.

The narrative follows a group of 3 women who travel around the landscapes and strange towns of 1890s Colorado, originally looking for natural springs, but with various absurdist detours and side-tracks.

Not in popular taste or catering to a common sense of humour – as reported in the Hollywood Reporter: Read More »

Hadar Friedlich – Emek Tiferet AKA Beautiful Valley (2011)

The world of Hanna Mendelssohn, an 80 year old widow, disintegrates as the Kibbutz which she helped to found undergoes privatization. Read More »

Maya Da-Rin – A Febre (2019)

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A middle-aged native widower in Brazil, Justino lives his life according to set patterns. He puts in long shifts as a security guard in the Port of Manaus, then returns to the Amazon where he lives with his family. When his daughter says she wants to study in Brasilia, Justino’s regular life gradually becomes disrupted. His pain manifests itself in the form of a mysterious fever. Read More »