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  • Yi Yi
  • The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Ten

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  • It Must Be Heaven

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  • The Butcher

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  • Elephant Song

  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

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  • The Double Life of VΓ©ronique

    The Double Life of VΓ©ronique

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    The Double Life of VΓ©ronique an atmospheric description.

    Weronika, red blood that stops flowing.

    Cardiology, an endless corridor with somewhere light at the end of the tunnel.

    The sinus node a tangle of wires through which bright red blood is pumped to the heart. But the knot comes loose. Or is it rather, too tight? The sinus veins are like bad shoelaces that suddenly loosen at an indeterminate time of the day and you only notice this after a few…

  • Jacquot

    Jacquot

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    Waves. Jacques. Camera. Sun.

    Jacquot de Nantes, from shot one, a film in which Varda engulfs us with her love for her husband, his films and their treasured cinema. Melted together through a whirlpool into a masterpiece of a film. Varda does what she does best in this one: showing her love for her fellow man through her lens. And how can she do that better than about the person she loved the most?

    Her dynamic camera tells the story,…

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  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    Where Is My Friend's House?

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    Today was a good day, watching Kiarostami in the theater. I can die happy now.

  • Close

    Close

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    Close friends getting closer
    By small shelters
    By running harder
    By thin sheets

    Until
    Gears break
    Flowers stop growing
    Mattresses get shifted

    And only close ups remain
    Of a collapsed father
    Of a broken mother
    Of a child who doesn't know how to cry

    Until words find a way
    Just when you think you can't see the wood for the trees
    The light is there
    Broken arms can hug again

    Turning around one last time
    Forever running somewhere far behind, yet feeling so close

    The end credits roll and the audience's tears roll with them

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  • 9 Souls

    9 Souls

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    In a few days, I will graduate. One of the most important things I have learned and my professors have kept repeating from the first to the last year is how important a good (story) structure is. A funnel structure. This film is a good example of that. For me, perhaps the main reason why this film works so well. Toyoda completely dragged me into his story with his build up.

    Top funnel: starting with a very specific situation that…

  • The White Balloon

    The White Balloon

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    Here’s your little fish. All pretty and round.


    But this one is all skinny. I wanted a chubby one.


    You’re looking at it from above. It looks skinny that way. Watch now!
    See how big it is? You have to look at it this way. It’s round and pretty, a real beauty. Take it!


    (little girl starts smiling)

    I chose the above quote on one hand because it is simply beautiful and heart-warming. The exact feeling this film leaves you…