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  • Persona
  • Mirror
  • The Silence
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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  • Return to the 36th Chamber
  • Come Drink with Me
  • The Awful Dr. Orlof
  • 12 Years a Slave

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  • Divorce Iranian Style

    Divorce Iranian Style

    ★★★★½

    Brilliant slice of life documentary with a defiantly feminist edge. The personal stories of several women of varying class and age are told here with subtlety, humour and warmth, as they each seek to divorce their husbands in a special marriage court in 90s Iran.

  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing

    I don't think the filmmaker himself seemed to have much to say about the whole issue, and the endless rationalising and even boasting of the gangsters of what they had done, in the end, just became infuriating. However, if ever there was proof that the right wing dont deserve a voice, and that what passes for 'democracy' in most countries is little more than a farce, then surely this is it.

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  • A Hen in the Wind

    A Hen in the Wind

    ★★★★½

    Ozu at his most life affirming. Could almost be seen as a companion piece to Record of a Tenement Gentleman, though the mild comedy is replaced by melodrama and one of his most gently moving stories :'( See it and weep.