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  • Family Life

    Family Life

    ★★★½

    Didn't expect that Zanussi could handle a psychological drama this well; that too in his second feature. As one would expect in a Polish film, the acting & the cinematography is excellent.

    The movie more or less reminded me of Miklós Jancsó's "Cantata", though the main storyline is entirely different. In both the films, the central characters would have left their home in order to pursue their career. At a certain point, they are forced to confront their past. At the end of both films, our protagonists decision to leave their homes is proven right.

  • Illumination

    Illumination

    ★★★½

    There are interesting themes here that poses different questions to the viewer that are left without answers. It is very right from an artist's POV, to not give us answers. Because there aren't fixed answers to anything. Physics deals with uncertainty & so is the life of every human being. They are inherently connected whether we like it or not.

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  • Le Bonheur

    Le Bonheur

    ★★★★½

    The first movie that came to my mind after I entered into this movie is "Picnic on the Grass (1959)" by Jean Renoir. Suddenly a few minutes later, there is a scene where Renoir's movie is shown on T.V. Coincidence? I think not. Renoir was an inspiration for so many directors & so he must have influenced Agnès Varda too.

    Renoir's movie was a satire about how man is infatuated with science and how far he is willing to go to…

  • Black Girl

    Black Girl

    ★★★★½

    Ousmane Sembène was 43 when he made this film. He was a polymath. He felt the last resort to let people know of the outcries of his people was through cinematic medium & boy, how he delivered that through this film. This was the only film which was rejected for funding by head of the Ministry of Cooperation’s Cinema Bureau, after hearing the subject matter. Imagine that. He didn't lose faith & made this movie possible. Sembène is an inspiration to every…