Something Like That

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The deep bond of friendship between best friends Mari (Caroline Abras) and Caio (André Antunes) is tested often in their 10-year relationship. This is the story of its roller-coaster trajectory which at times seems to give the pair more grief than happiness, and then very cleverly has this intriguing  ambiguous ending  In the beginning, in Sao Paolo, the … Continue reading



The Test of Love aka L’Épreuve d’Amour

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  Marielle’s (Marie-Josée Croze) life for the past 20 years with husband Paul (Fred Testot) and their two teenage children in this sleepy provincial French town has been happy and relatively uneventful.  That is until she leaves work unexpectedly early one day and arrives home to discover her husband dressed in women’s clothes.   Her initial disgust quickly turns to anger … Continue reading



Postcards From London

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It’s been over 20 years since Steve McLean’s feature film directing debut Postcards from America which was based on the writings of  David Wojnarowicz was released. His sophomore feature Postcards from London, that he wrote as well as directed, may have been intended primarily as an intriguing flight of his very vivid imagination (which it is) but after … Continue reading



Dear Mom

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It’s very tough being the slightest bit sympathetic for Helosia (Letícia Sabatella) the protagonist in Brazilian filmmaker Jeremias Moreira Filho, and Dani Carneiro’s   family drama as she refuses to take any responsibility for her unhappy life.    She blames her elderly mother Ruth (Selma Egrei ) for the her unfulfilling job as  a hospital doctor, her … Continue reading



Disobedience

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  Disobedience is the first English language film for award-winning Chilean writer/director Sebastián Lelio, and with it, he continues his theme of stories that are centered around strong unique women.  First, there was ‘Gloria’ followed closely by his Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman that starred Daniela Vega a trans actress, and now comes this tale of a lesbian love affair … Continue reading



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