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TATIE DANIELLE (1990)

This is the third group of older women who viewed and discussed the film apart from the 101 U3A members (see previous post in 2005 and resources for the BFI Guide to Older Women in Film). I was surprised again … 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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Ballad of Narayama (1958)

I had written about this film exactly three years ago and seeing it again proved to be as fascinating. I had shown it to the film group of the time but did not record responses. The membership of the film group … Continue reading

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LA VIEILLE FEMME INDIGNE (1965)

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. Bertolt Brecht. When I decided to look at the representation of the old woman in films for my MA in 1997 I thought I would … Continue reading

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PORA UMIERAĆ (2007)

My young friend brought me back from Poland a dvd of Pora umierać   (time to die 2007 english subtitles.). I checked online and notice that there are still some copies available but I imagine not for long. Get one before it disappears … 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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London Film Festival 2015

I saw two films featuring an old woman at the Festival this year: Grandma (2015 ) ticked all the boxes :  Lily Tomlin,  lesbian relationship,  angry grandmother, women’s liberation, the 70s, odd characters,  good granddaughter/grandmother relationship , difficult one with daughter, teenager … Continue reading

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