The Chambermaid (La camarista)

The Chambermaid (La camarista) Mexico (2018) Dir. Lila Avilés If there are any unsung heroes in this world devoid of recognition and respect, one could make a strong argument for people who clean up after the rest of us. It might seem like menial work by many but how different would our lives be if … Continue reading The Chambermaid (La camarista)

The Holy Girl (La niña santa)

The Holy Girl (La niña santa) Argentina (2004) Dir. Lucrecia Martel One of the things that bothers people without any religious inclination is how those some of those who are pious seem to feel their faith is a mandate to enforce their beliefs onto others. It would be nice if they asked if we want … Continue reading The Holy Girl (La niña santa)

Aniara

Aniara (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 106 mins approx. Release Date – October 21st Mankind is doing a great job in driving the earth towards Armageddon if climate change protestors are to be believed, with the latest group to express their concerns going by the subtle name of Extinction Rebellion. … Continue reading Aniara

The Fish Child (El niño pez)

The Fish Child (El niño pez) Argentina (2009) Dir. Lucía Puenzo Love, apparently, knows no boundaries, be it is age, race, gender, or nationality though in some cases, obstacles are almost assured. One potential interference is class and social status, where the rich and privileged wouldn’t dream of letting their children fraternise with the lower … Continue reading The Fish Child (El niño pez)

3 Faces (Se rokh)

3 Faces (Se rokh) Iran (2018) Dir. Jafar Panahi People talk about the wonders of the world, like the Great Pyramid of Giza or Temple of Artemis but surely, there should be consideration for the fact that despite receiving a 20-year ban from filmmaking and being put under house arrest by the Iranian government, Jafar … Continue reading 3 Faces (Se rokh)

Hana And Alice (Hana to Arisu)

Hana And Alice (Hana to Arisu) Japan (2004) Dir. Shunji Iwai Best friends are hard to come by (I know as I’ve never had one) so why is it something universally inevitable as love always seems to rock even the sturdiest of relationships? This is mostly a problem among teenagers who have grown up together … Continue reading Hana And Alice (Hana to Arisu)

The Workshop (L’atelier)

The Workshop (L'atelier) France (2017) Dir. Laurent Cantet Why do people write fictional novels? For entertainment? To make a point about a thorny issue? To express an opinion? Or to create art? The basis of any fictional novel has to be the story but being the narrator, one has to follow certain rules otherwise their … Continue reading The Workshop (L’atelier)