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Man of Marble (Czlowiek z marmuru)
Ryszard Cimek  |  Monday, Sep 1, 2008  |  No Comment
Man of Marble (Czlowiek z marmuru)

1976, Poland, Andrzej Wajda
Wajda explores the world of propaganda film, the glorification of the worker, and the reality that lies behind it. Birkut (played with total conviction by Jerzy Radzwilowicz) is built up as a …

The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Wind that Shakes the Barley

2006, Ireland, Ken Loach
Ireland 1920. This film, also about the “Troubles” is an interesting counterpoint to Michael Collins. This is the version of Irish history that regards Collin’s compromise with Britain as a betrayal of …

Michael Collins
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Michael Collins

1996, USA, Neil Jordan
Exciting historical drama about the life of the heroic leader of the Irish nationalist struggle. Beautiful cinematography by Chris Menges (who also shot the Killing Fields).
For more details, see tt0117039 on The …

Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres)

1969, France, Jean Pierre Melville
Great news for all freedom cinema fans. This ultimate feature film of the French resistance has been restored and re-released. Adapted from Joseph Kessel’s wartime novel the film is an exciting …

The Concert for Bangladesh
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Concert for Bangladesh

1972, USA, Saul Swimmer
The Concert for Bangladesh was the first benefit concert of its kind in that it brought together an extraordinary assemblage of major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause, setting the precedent …

The Chess Players (Shatranj ke Khilari)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Chess Players (Shatranj ke Khilari)

1977, India, Satyajit Ray
Once again a Ray adaptation of a Munshi Premchand short-story. A big budget film (by Ray standards), this is the story of the British annexation of Lucknow in 1856. Being Ray there …

The Home and the World (Ghare-Baire)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Home and the World (Ghare-Baire)

1984, India, Satyajit Ray
Another masterpiece from India’s greatest director, this film deals with a sheltered Bengali woman who falls in love with her husband’s nationalist friend and becomes politically committed in the turmoil of 1907-08 …

Deliverance (Sadgati)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Deliverance (Sadgati)

1981, India, Satyajit Ray
The ultimate cry of rage against injustice and oppression. In this Ray masterpiece, Dukhi, a low caste chamar is to all purposes worked to death in a single day by a heartless …

Rabbit Proof Fence
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Rabbit Proof Fence

2002, Australia, Philip Noyce
Incredibly harrowing and rage-provoking film about three little aborigine girls who escape from a white orphanage to travel across 1200 miles of Australian desert to get home. The whites who had forcefully …

Pathfinder (Ofelas)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Pathfinder (Ofelas)

1987, Norway, Nils Gaup
The first film in the Sami language. A young Sami boy in Lapland (northern Norway, Sweden and Finland) 1000 years ago, is captured by black-clad savage invaders who want to wipe out …