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A HERO

A modern tragedy and a tragic flaw: a lie cannot help truth prevail.A study in human emotions and passions: jealousy, rivalry, bitterness, fear, anger.Some parable about the impact of social networks on our lives.For better and for worse.The motifs of imprisonment and disenfranchisement. Authoritarianism and surveillance.The recording of a private scene, the public showing of it without any context. To ...

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THE WIFE OF A SPY

A of betrayal, courage, censorship, fear, sacrifice and wit.Uncanny times that bespeak ours.The double frame of the movie in the movie.A series of mirrors and traps.There is always more than first meets the eye.The self-reflective dimension.The deja-vu: breaking into the safe box, on screen and reality.Playing with the viewer’s assumptions.Film introduces the notion of illusion and performance.The surprise effect and ...

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WEST SIDE STORY

The opening shot a déjà vu feeling. In film and in reality.The famous crane shot in Gone with the Wind and its merciless exposition of the destruction of Atlanta (and the South and its army).The rubble of countless contemporary cities in the wake of war and ethnic/religious conflict.A sequence mediated by familiar images of recent news coverage. An uncanny moment ...

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PARALLEL MOTHERS

To dig into the truth. Literally and metaphorically.At the individual and at the collective level.Bodies pregnant with legacies—tender or violent.A gestation process, and a painful delivery.Dealing with the aftermath. The opening sequence: Taking pictures, trying to capture life in a snapshot. To hold still what is moving. To record and remember. The lines of a face, the sparkle of a gaze, the ...

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THE FRENCH DISPATCH

Witty and fast-paced, Wes Anderson’s film triggers in us a compulsion to move on.The flux of our thoughts tries to keep up.Spatial and temporal crossroads, artistic media border crossing.Inter-filmic or visual cues, such as the scooter flying across the sky, or the character climbing a tower.Moving images to stage the timeless dramas of human lives and their returning cycles.Journalistic stories ...

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