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  • Pather Panchali
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Persona

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  • Alice in the Cities

  • Taste of Cherry

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

  • Son of Saul

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  • Alice in the Cities

    Alice in the Cities

    Alice in the Cities is one of the finest films about emptiness, It's extremely rare to find movies this open-ended and assured, lucid and lyrical, tender and truthful, anchored in the here and now yet timeless. They are brimming with a sense of shared adventure.

    Within this visual clarity, Müller’s sublimely natural lighting is a sense of patience, and tension within that patience can make reality seem heightened and dreamlike, an impression sharpened by the fact that Wenders’s characters are…

  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    Have I seen anything more realistic than this?
    Taste of Cherry, in which he examines the precariousness of life without the backdrop of natural disaster, the calamity is private and subjective. We are never told what it is. Perhaps it is life itself. Kiarostami's prominent use of the deserts, mountains, and countryside of Iran heightens the lyrical qualities of his sparse, winding narratives.

    Most of the film is given to conversations he has with three men he thus importunes: a young, Kurdish…

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  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’s lasting power resides in the intimate knowledge of small-town power dynamics brought to the production by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and in the quiet, commanding intelligence of its social vision. It's audacious, uncompromising and possessed of mysterious grandeur in its wintry pessimism.

    A simple crime drama transpiring over the course of a single night and day, with little plot development other than the discovery of a body, it manages to encapsulate the vicissitudes and virtues of the…

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    With both cutting irony and profound empathy, Fassbinder exposed the moral hypocrisy of German society.
    I think it's his strongest film, The characters are also often shown on screen in exaggerated ways; characters are shown far away from the camera to emphasize how distant they feel from the society, while their apartment is shot in a claustrophobic manner, to symbolize the fear they feel in their relationship and everyday life. It also shows how people can change if they need something even tho they still have bitterness in them.
     There’s also something about the way Fassbinder depicts sadness that I love and find refreshing