Film reviews and more

Day: 26 June 2012

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DVD Review: ‘Confidence’

★★★☆☆ Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó is perhaps best-known for his Oscar-winning effort Mephisto (1981) and subsequent international productions including Sunshine (1999) and Being Julia (2004). Now arriving on DVD is one of his Hungarian films made prior to his international success; Confidence (Bizalom, 1980).The plot sees two strangers […]

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EIFF 2012: ‘Modest Reception’ review

★★★☆☆ Mani Haghighi’s Modest Reception (Paziraie Sadeh, 2012) is a darkly comic piece of satirical comedy framed by a dark morality tale that perfectly depicts the collapse of a rural Iranian community. A mysterious man and woman drive their car through the picturesque, snow-capped, mountainous areas of Iran. […]

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EIFF 2012: Demain? review

★★★★☆ Laure de Clermont stars in Christine Laurent’s Demain? (2012), a passionate biopic of the tragically short life of Uruguayan poet, Delmira Agustini. Delmira (Clermont) is described by her own mother as having a “body made of electricity”, constantly tortured by her own artistic talents. Her relationship with her […]