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Identities 2017: Respire (Breathe)

Breathe France 2014 Written by Julien Lambroschini & Mélanie Laurent (based on the novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme) Directed by Mélanie Laurent Watched on 15.06.2017 “Respire” was directed by Mélanie Laurent, who is probably better known as an actress than a … Continue reading

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/slash 2016 – Day 10: The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge)

The Red Turtle Japan | France | Belgium 2016 Written by Michael Dudok de Wit & Pascale Ferran Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit Watched on 01.10.2016 As with most /slash-movies, I didn’t really know what this was about. I … Continue reading

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/slash ½ 2016 – Day 3: April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué)

“April and the Extraordinary World” (Avril et le monde truqué) France 2015 Written by Franck Ekinci, Benjamin Legrand & Jacques Tardi Directed by Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci Watched on 30.04.2016 Enchanting. That’s the first word that comes to mind … Continue reading

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/slash ½ 2016 – Day 2: Beyond the Walls (Au delà des murs)

Beyond the Walls (Au delà des murs) F 2016 Written by Sylvie Chanteux, Marc Herpoux & Hervé Hadmar Directed by Hervé Hadmar Watched on 29.04.2016 “Au delà des murs” is a 3-part miniseries from France that tells the story of … Continue reading

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Viennale 2015 – Day 14: Valley of Love

Valley of Love France 2015 Written by Guillaume Nicloux Directed by Guillaume Nicloux Watched on 04.11.2015 If you’d force me to sum up my reaction to the movie with just one sentence, it’d probably be: Je ne sais au juste. … Continue reading

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Viennale 2015 – Day 7: Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (My Golden Days)

Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse F 2015 Written by Arnaud Desplechin & Julie Peyr Directed by Arnaud Desplechin Watched on 28.10.2015 “Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse”, while nice, didn’t really feel in any way revolutionary and/or special to me. It … Continue reading

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Viennale 2015 – Day 6: Fatima

Fatima F 2015 Written by Philippe Faucon, based on books by Fatima Elayoubi Directed by Philippe Faucon Watched on 27.10.2015 “Fatima” deals with the generational split within (some) immigration families. Fatima came to France so that her children could have … Continue reading

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