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Aferim! movie poster


in Romanian Movies

With its black and white cinematography and its simple premise – a constable and his son are looking for a runaway gipsy slave -, Aferim! feels like a transposition of a vintage western set in 19th century Romania.  Throughout most of the movie, we follow the two protagonists’ straightforward adventure:  We see them riding horses through hills and forests, stop […]

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El Movimiento movie poster

El Movimiento

in Argentinian Movies

Shot in black and white in an almost square format and clocking at just over an hour, El Movimiento is an experimental work offering a dark look at the unification of Argentina. Set in 19th century in the desolated pampa, Benjamín Naishtat’s movie opens with a cruel sequence where a handful of soldiers blow up some old man’s head with […]

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The Princess of Montpensier

The Princess of Montpensier

in French Movies

During his presentation at Cannes, Bertrand Tavernier had explained at a press conference his intentions with his period piece, La Princesse de Montpensier, adapted from a short story by Madame de La Fayette: by centering the film on the feelings of the main protagonists, that of four men vying for the favors of a woman, and giving the project a […]

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