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Film in Focus: Siddharth

Posted  October 7, 2014

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Siddharth is a film about the value of children. The director, Richie Mehta, is a Canadian filmmaker. His first film was Amal (2007). In 2013, Siddharth, his second feature, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. On the website for the film, in the director’s notes, Mehta writes: “In 2010, I met a […]

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Film in Focus: Mother of George

Posted  October 6, 2014

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Even though I have seen many African diaspora films, I did not have a specific film vocabulary for Nigerian films because I haven’t been exposed to that cinema. I am very pleased that my initiation into that world comes via Andrew Dosunmu. Andrew Dosunmu is a Nigerian photographer and filmmaker who came […]

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Film in Focus: Of Good Report

Posted  October 6, 2014

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Wow. Holy crap. This film…. First of all, the beginning was so riveting that I didn’t even realise that I was holding my breath for the entire opening sequence. I spent the majority of time with a tense body and with my hands ready to cover my face as I anticipated the […]

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Film in Focus: Manakamana

Posted  October 6, 2014

Manakamana is a spiritual experience. True, it is filmed inside a cable car that is transporting its passengers to a temple in the foothills of the Nepalese Himalayas dedicated to Manakamana, the Hindu goddess of good fortune. However, the ethereal experience of the film does not only belong to the passengers but also to us, […]

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Winners announced for 2014 trinidad+tobago film festival

Posted  September 29, 2014

Behaviour, an incisive portrait of the life of an at-risk boy in Havana, claimed the top prize at the 2014 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) in an awards ceremony held in Port of Spain this evening. Directed by Cuba’s Ernesto Daranas Serrano, Behaviour beat out four other films to nab the Best Narrative Feature prize at […]

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