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Chronic: palliative care or a man’s portrait?

Holidays. Time to reflect on some questions I asked myself after a few viewings.  In my post about Wrinkles I wrote: “But one cannot help being intrigued by the predominantly male atmosphere of the film when it is common knowledge that … Continue reading

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CHRONIC (2015)

This  is not about the representation of old women in feature films but about the questions I ask myself – a woman aged 81 – in response to Chronic.   My first reaction was ” yet another male carer! Why?”  When … Continue reading

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Mia Madre (2015)

I saw Nanni Moretti’s film in a tiny cinema and thought it deserved much better exposure. The film is subtle, gentle and deep. It is impossible not to think that it is the product of the director’s personal experience. The … Continue reading

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Cultural Gerontology and Films

On the film front the 8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology was not very exciting for me as opposed to other presentations.  SEE: http://ageingageismdiary.wordpress.com The majority of papers on visual representation were about TV programmes none of which were familiar to … Continue reading

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LE FILM PERMET DE LIBERER LA PAROLE DR. J.J. DEPASSIO

Films permit free conversations says Dr. Depassio.  Dr. Jean-Jacques Depassio, geriatrician, works at the Hopital de Fourvière – Centre de Gérontology in Lyon. He is the organiser of the Lumière Blanche Intergenerational film Festival. I realised the first time I … Continue reading

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QUARTET (2012)

SEE ALSO UNDER ‘RESOURCES’  THE FILM GROUP RESPONSES When I first saw Quartet at the London Film Festival I was as enthralled as the whole audience. We left the cinema with smiles on our faces. There were so many pleasures … Continue reading

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AMOUR – A PERSONAL VIEW

At long last Amour. I was waiting for our film group to meet before writing about this amazing film. Being interested in how viewers receive a film and what is on-screen I found that above all other films Amour demands … Continue reading

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